LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – A bicyclist suffered possible life-threatening injuries this morning after being struck by an SUV near the intersection of Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards.
According to Metro Officer Laura Meltzer, investigators suspect the SUV driver was under impairment and anticipate making an arrest.
The accident occurred at 6:56 a.m. The SUV also hit a power pole, affecting traffic lights at that intersection and also at Lake Mead and Christy.
According to the police report, a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling westbound on Lake Mead Boulevard in the outside travel lane. The Pedal cyclist was traveling eastbound on the north side of Lake Mead Boulevard on the sidewalk.
The driver of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Reva Hornback, 60, of Las Vegas, failed to maintain her travel lane and drove onto the north sidewalk and struck the pedal cyclist.
The 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer continued westbound and struck and NV Energy utility pole on the northwest corner of the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Ringe Lane. The pole was sheared off at the base from the force of the collision.
The pedal cyclist, later identified as Lenny Sanchez, 28, of Las Vegas, was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries. Hornback was transported to UMC Trauma with minor injuries.
This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD accident investigation section.