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Suspected DUI crash responsible for three injured along Fort Apache in Las Vegas
Early Saturday morning, a collision in the southwest Las Vegas valley left three individuals hospitalized. According to Metro Police, the incident occurred on South Fort Apache Road, both of West Le Baron Avenue, at around 7:34 a.m. Evidence from the scene and witness accounts suggest that a 2022 Dodge Challenger was driving southbound on South Fort Apache Road in the single southbound lane, while a 2015 BMW 328I was heading northbound in the left lane of three. The collision occurred when the Dodge veered left of center and drove into the oncoming traffic lanes, causing the front of the Dodge to collide with the front of the BMW. The force of the impact caused major damage to both vehicles and redirected both vehicles southwest, eventually coming to rest on the dirt shoulder. Responding medical personnel transported the driver of the BMW to University Medical Center Trauma Center due to life-threatening injuries, while the driver and passenger of the Dodge Challenger were also taken to UMC for similar injuries after being physically extracted from the vehicle. The driver of the Dodge Challenger displayed signs of impairment, and was subsequently booked in absentia.
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March 13, 2023
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