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A 77 year-old man was killed Sunday by his own vehicle in Las Vegas

On Sunday afternoon, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 77-year-old man. The incident occurred near the intersection of Hualapai Way and Sahara Avenue, in front of 2052 Quarry Ridge Street, when the elderly man exited the driver seat of a 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, leaving the vehicle running. As the man stood behind the car, it began to roll backwards down the sloped driveway, at which point the man was knocked to the ground and the car rolled over him, dragging him along the pavement. Despite life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the mortal injuries sustained in the collision. Police have stated that impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor in this incident.

No more information is available at this time.

January 23, 2023

From 2015 to 2019, the number of pedestrian fatalities and fatal crashes generally increased. A total of 378 fatalities and 368 fatal pedestrian incidents occurred on Nevada roadways.

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Help in a Crisis

Following a traumatic event, people often feel helpless, confused, and experience emotional shock. They are confronted with a situation for which they are totally unprepared.

Often there is no one available in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy to guide the victims through these difficult hours. The TIP volunteer provides this necessary temporary support until persons involved in the crisis are able to depend on family, friends, neighbors, and other resources in the community.