Pedestrian, Herdia Shell, 64, in serious condition when struck by vehicle driven by Robert Russell, 48, on Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada
Modified Date:Mon, 02/22/2016 - 6:41am
Accident Date:Sunday, February 21, 2016
Driver suspected of DUI in hit-and-run early Sunday morning
Early Sunday about 2:15 a.m. a serious auto-versus-pedestrian hit-and-run crash occurred on Charleston Boulevard near Maryland Parkway, according to Las Vegas Police. The pedestrian was walking across the left travel lane of Charleston Boulevard, outside of a marked crosswalk, police said in a release. The driver of the 2011 Hyundai, Robert Russell, 48, was driving westbound on Charleston Boulevard in the left travel lane west of Maryland Parkway. As the pedestrian stepped off of the median and into the left travel lane, he was struck by the Hyundai, police said. Russell failed sobriety tests and was arrested for felony hit-and-run and suspicion of DUI, the release said.
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Shell was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and police say he might have to undergo amputation, but is expected to survive. Police said Russell failed sobriety tests and was arrested for felony hit and run and suspicion of DUI.
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Topics:DWI - DUI - Alcohol or Drug Use
City:Las Vegas, NV
County:Clark County, NV
Area:Las Vegas, NV
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