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Man in Wheelchair Crossing Street Hit and Killed by Car

A 70-year-old man in a wheelchair was crossing the street at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and South 11th Street when a Mini Cooper hit and killed him.  The crosswalk was marked, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The details of this crosswalk car accident death are still being fleshed out. We don’t know if the at-fault driver of the Mini Cooper was distracted or simply failed to properly yield. We do know the Mini was trying to make a turn at the intersection’s two-way center lane.

This is the 44th car accident death in Las Vegas this year, according to ktnv.com. Unfortunately, many of these accidents involved someone crossing the street and getting hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle. Drivers in Las Vegas need to remember that this city has a higher-than-normal level of foot traffic and must be extremely cautious when driving towards, or making a turn at, a crosswalk.