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Pedestrian killed when driver loses control after tire blow-out

A pedestrian was killed on Saturday morning after a vehicle lost control when its tire popped in the west Las Vegas valley. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that a driver was driving northbound on Decatur and Lake Mead around 12:45 p.m. when the tire burst, causing the driver to lose control. The vehicle swerved into a dirt lot and hit the pedestrian, who was later pronounced dead. Police suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the collision, and the investigation is still ongoing.

No more information is available at this time.

Nov 06, 2023

In a three-year study period, there were a whopping 1,986 DUI arrests per 100,000 residents and 4,311 arrests annually in the city of Las Vegas.

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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.