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Motorcyclist dies a few days after accident in Las Vegas

A motorcyclist had died days after a crash in West Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the crash had happened on Jan. 31 at 2:33 p.m. at West Charleston Boulevard and Indigo Drive. Police had said a 2017 Ford Fusion was turning left into a private driveway about 600 feet west of that intersection. That’s when a 2023 Aprilia RS 600 motorcycle had driven down the road ”at a high rate of speed”. Investigators had said the Fusion had turned left in front of the motorcycle, causing a collision. The 57-year-old driver of the Ford had minor injuries and had declined medical attention at the scene. The 21-year-old motorcyclist had been taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The motorcyclist had passed away on Feb. 3 from the injuries sustained in the crash. The Clark County Coroner’s Office had identified him as John Smith, a resident of Las Vegas. The cause of death had been determined as multiple blunt force injuries. Police had stated that Smith had been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. It is unclear if alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident.

No more information is available at this time.

Feb 08, 2024

Speeding kills an average of 30 people a day, with over 11k traffic-related deaths in 2022 being attributed to speeding and it being a factor in 29 percent of all deaths in Nevada roads.

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