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Two-car crash shuts down westbound Desert Inn near Strip

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Updated: 4/01 10:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – A two-vehicle accident Tuesday sent two people to area hospitals and shut down the westbound lanes of Desert Inn road near Las Vegas Boulevard.

Metro Officer Larry Hadfield said one person was sent to UMC Trauma, condition unknown, and another was transported to Sunrise Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

According to the police report, the accident happened at 11:57 a.m. on Desert Inn Road east of Channel 8 Drive.

Police say a 2008 Mercedes Benz SL550 driven by 66-year-old Darlene Mansbach was westbound on Desert Inn Road in the center of three lanes approaching Channel 8 Drive.

A 2003 Acura RSX driven by 33-year-old Jason Gonzalez was westbound on Desert Inn Road behind the 2008 Mercedes Benz.

The 2003 Acura RSX failed to decrease speed resulting in a rear‐end impact with the 2008 Mercedes Benz. The 2008 Mercedes Benz rotated clockwise and ran off the right side of the roadway onto the north sidewalk.

The left rear of the 2008 Mercedes Benz struck a fixed lamp post, continued westbound in clockwise rotation and came to rest facing west in the right portion of westbound Desert Inn Road.

After the initial impact, the 2003 Acura RSX started rotating clockwise in a wide arc and ran off the right side of the roadway onto the north sidewalk while facing east. The left side of the 2003 Acura struck the fixed lamp post causing severe intrusion into the drivers side of the vehicle.

Mansbach was transported by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital for moderate injuries.

Gonzalez was transported by ambulance to UMC Trauma for life-threatening injuries. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.
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