The Metropolitan Police is investigating a crash that killed a 61-year-old man riding a motorized wheelchair in Las Vegas, Nevada. The incident happened on Saturday night, July 11th, on Decatur Boulevard north of W. Flamingo Road, and the police took 53-year-old Kevin Robinson into custody.
The MPD said in the accident report that a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500, driven by the suspect struck the victim, and the impact ejected him from his wheelchair onto the roadway. The incident happened at about 10:11 p.m., and the investigators said that the victim was trying to cross Decatur.
Robinson was heading south on the same roadway, towards Flamingo when he struck the man. Responding medics took the unidentified victim to the University Medical Center in critical condition, but he passed away while undergoing treatment.
The police placed Robinson under arrest after he showed signs of impairment, and they booked him into the Clark County Detention Center on multiple charges. They include DUI above the legal speed limit resulting in death, and operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle.
The MPD will release the identity of the victim at a later date after notifying his next-of-kin. The death marks the 49th traffic-related death in Las Vegas MPD’s jurisdiction for the year 2020.
Most causes of motor vehicle crashes are avoidable if drivers obey traffic rules and regulations. The latter includes but is not limited to keeping one’s blood alcohol concentration below .08 percent and seeking other means of transportation when impaired. Those involved in DUI-induced accidents should contact a drunk driving attorney.
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