Pedestrian, 89, eliminated in Stone Highway crosswalk

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017|1:38 p.m.

Upgraded 3 hours, 4 minutes ago

An 89-year-old pedestrian was struck in the southeast valley this morning, marking the 35th traffic fatality including a pedestrian in City Authorities’s jurisdiction this year, officials said.

Officers and medics were dispatched about 9 a.m. to Boulder Highway and Desert Horizons Drive, police stated.

The individual was struck while in a crosswalk, police said. More information were not immediately available.

This was the 45th auto-pedestrian death on Stone Highway because 2006, which totals up to almost 10 percent of auto-pedestrian deaths in Nevada.

One of many enhancements to make pedestrian crossing more secure at Stone Highway debuted today with a crossing along the road at Sun Valley Drive, near the Eastside Cannery.

Requiring to Twitter after the crash, City’s traffic bureau said that out of the 79 overall traffic fatalities it’s examined so far in 2017, about 90 percent have been caused by “human mistake,” being DUI, no safety belt, speeding, cannot yield or not paying attention.

In another Tweet, the firm alerted motorists to “keep your eyes up, look ahead, concentrate on the roadway and not your phone,” adding that “79 individuals should not be dead. Those who eliminated them have much to deal with.”

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