Nimfa Escobia, Sinche Mendoza, Shunnon Atkinson Injured, One Person Fatally injured in Las Vegas Car Accident. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)
Las Vegas News
A motor vehicle accident involving multiple cars Sunday morning, October 5, 2019 left one person dead and three others injured.
As reported by Fox5Vegas.com, “Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the crash at the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and West Tropicana Avenue around 8 a.m.”
8Newsnow.com is reporting, “[a driver] drove his Toyota Avalon through a red light while westbound on Tropicana, hitting a Nissan Pathfinder. The collision forced the Pathfinder airborne, where it then rolled. It hit the hood of a Chevy Cobalt…hit the hood of a Toyota Scion…continued into a RAV4, which then forced the RAV4 into an RTC bus.”
According to the report, “[t]he driver of the Pathfinder was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but was later pronounced dead…The passenger of that car — 66-year-old Nimfa Escobia — was also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.”
Two others were hurt in the accident, “41-year-old Sinche Mendoza — was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, as was the bus driver — 38-year-old Shunnon Atkinson,” according to the report.
Per the Fox5Vegas.com report, “the driver of the Avalon…was suspected of being under the influence and was placed under arrest.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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