Thursday, September 22, 2005

Car Hits Pedestrians, Kills 1 in Las Vegas

Car Strikes About a Dozen Pedestrians on Las Vegas Strip, Killing One; 11 Sent to Hospital
A car plowed into pedestrians along the crowded Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, killing one and critically injuring at least three, authorities said. Police arrested the driver at the scene.
The car jumped the curb about 5:15 p.m. and drove into people walking in front of the Bally's and Paris hotel-casinos, officials said.
Eleven people were taken to hospitals, county fire spokesman Bob Leinbach said.One person was pronounced dead at University Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Seven other people, all adults, were being treated at the hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available.
After striking the pedestrians, the burgundy Buick crashed into a wall and came to a stop in a landscaped area in front of Bally's.
The car's driver was arrested, police spokesman Jose Montoya said. It was not known whether the man, whose identity was not immediately available, was injured.Montoya said police were investigating whether the car with California license plates was stolen...


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