One Dead and Over 30 Injured in Crash on Vegas Strip

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Canadian critical as car plows into pedestrians on Las Vegas Strip sidewalk.

Police say one person was killed and six are in critical but stable condition after a car crashed into groups of pedestrians Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip. A total of 37 people were impacted — in addition to the fatality and critical patients, 26 suffered non-critical injuries and four were treated and released from area hospitals. Another local media outlet, KTNV, reported that the University Medical Center, one of three hospitals where the wounded were taken, said most of its patients were from Montreal in Canada.

Some patients required a French translator, it has been reported, but Cohen was not able to confirm specifically where in Canada the injured were from. Cars were being diverted near the Paris Las Vegas hotel, where the Strip was shut down as first responders rushed to the chaotic scene, according to CNN. The vehicle was in the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way when the vehicle drove up onto the sidewalk in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino.

The vehicle then went further down the road and backed into another crowd of pedestrians, he said, estimating that rate of speed at between 45 and 65 kilometres per hour. The Miss Universe pageant was being held nearby at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino at the time of the crash but there were no indications of a connection.

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