Las Vegas: Fatal bicycle traffic collision

COLLISION DETAILS: On February 12, 2013, at approximately 12:47 PM, an Auto/ Bicycle fatal injury traffic collision occurred on Charleston Boulevard in the intersection of Pecos Street. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate the 1998 Mercury was traveling westbound in the center travel lane of Charleston Boulevard approaching the intersection of Pecos Street.  The Huffy bicycle was crossing Charleston Boulevard from the north to the south at the intersection of Pecos Street. The Huffy failed to yield the right of way, from a posted stop sign, by entering the roadway into the path of the Mercury. The driver of the Mercury was unable to avoid colliding with the left side of the bicycle.  The rider of the Huffy bicycle was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The driver of the Mercury sustained minor injuries. This is the 18th traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction for 2013. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.Number: 1 Bicyclist: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 48 Male
Bicycle Information: Huffy Men’s Mountain Bike

Number: 2 Driver: Andrade, Salvador Injury: Minor
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 28 Male
Vehicle Information: 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

COLLISION DETAILS:
On February 12, 2013, at approximately 12:47 PM, an Auto/ Bicycle fatal injury traffic collision occurred on Charleston Boulevard in the intersection of Pecos Street. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate the 1998 Mercury was traveling westbound in the center travel lane of Charleston Boulevard approaching the intersection of Pecos Street.  The Huffy bicycle was crossing Charleston Boulevard from the north to the south at the intersection of Pecos Street. The Huffy failed to yield the right of way, from a posted stop sign, by entering the roadway into the path of the Mercury. The driver of the Mercury was unable to avoid colliding with the left side of the bicycle.  The rider of the Huffy bicycle was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The driver of the Mercury sustained minor injuries. This is the 18th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2013. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.

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