SUV runs light, hits pedes­tri­ans

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - FROM THE COVER FOLLOW THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS IN THE RJ - By Mike Shoro Las Ve­gas Re­view-jour­nal

Three pedes­tri­ans were in­jured, one crit­i­cally, af­ter be­ing struck by an SUV that ran a red light Sun­day in the south­east val­ley, ac­cord­ing to Hen­der­son po­lice.

The crash hap­pened af­ter a high­speed chase, Hen­der­son Po­lice Depart­ment spokesman Rod Pena said.

About 1:30 p.m., an of­fi­cer spot­ted a white SUV at Collins Drive and West­min­ster Way and checked the li­cense plates, and “it showed as be­ing stolen,” Pena said. The of­fi­cer tried to pull over the driver, but the SUV took off, Pena said.

At some point of­fi­cers stopped chas­ing the SUV, “due to high speeds,” he said.

The SUV drove north on South Boul­der High­way, ap­proach­ing the in­ter­sec­tion with East Lake Mead Park­way, about a mile from the at­tempted traf­fic stop. It ran a red light at the in­ter­sec­tion and hit three of the seven pedes­tri­ans who were us­ing a cross­walk, Pena said.

Two women and a man were taken to Sun­rise Hospi­tal and Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where the man was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion Sun­day, he said.

Po­lice are still look­ing for the driver of the white SUV, which fled the scene.

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