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Vehicle Hits, Critically Injures Bicyclist in East Las Vegas

Las Vegas police are investigating a crash in the east valley that left a bicyclist critically injured Saturday evening.

A car hit the bicyclist about 5:19 p.m. at Indios Avenue and Mountain Vista Street, near Boulder Highway and Twain Avenue, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Dustin Butler.

Evidence and witness statements indicate that a silver 2000 Dodge Intrepid was heading west on Indios, east of Mountain Vista, at a high rate of speed as it approached a posted stop sign, according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department.

Three bicyclists were traveling north on Mountain Vista, crossing Indios, when one was struck by the Dodge. The release says the Dodge failed to stop at the stop sign, struck the bicyclist, and continued into the brick wall on the west side of the roadway.

The bicyclist was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with life-threatening injuries..

The driver of the Dodge, who also was taken to to Sunrise Hospital, was suspected of being impaired and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, the release said.

One way to protect yourself and your family in the unfortunate situation that you or your family are victims in an accident like this is to have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage. This is coverage that protects you when the at-fault driver either (1) has not insurance, or (2) does not have enough insurance to cover all the bodily injury damages. Your insurance company is required by law to offer you uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage.

An added benefit of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage is that it applies to you, anyone in the car with you, and any family members living in the household who are injured in an accident. And you don't even have to be in a car for this coverage to apply – it also covers you and any family members if injured in an accident as a pedestrian, which includes activities like riding a bicycle. Lastly, this insurance follows you to any vehicle you and your family occupy, including rental car or the cars of friends, families, and co-workers.

If you have been injured, call Battle Born Injury Lawyers at 702.570.9000.

Source: reviewjournal.com

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