Las Vegas cops said a toddler remained in important condition Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a car.
( Gai Phanalasy/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. Las Vegas authorities said a mother and her three children were struck by a vehicle near the Boulevard Shopping mall on Tuesday afternoon, leaving a one-year-old woman in critical condition. The family was struck by a 2002 Jaguar X-Type, driven by 53-year-old Willard Merritt, about 4:30 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Boulevard, south of Desert Inn Roadway. The mom, Heavenly James, and two children, were carried to Dawn Trauma, Lt. Grant Rogers of Las Vegas City cops said. The 3rd child was taken to the health center by a witness.
Authorities said one kid is 4 years of ages and the other a 5 month old baby. They sustained minor injuries in the crash, according to a release.
Merritt stayed on scene and was working together, Capt. Nick Farese of City’s Traffic Bureau said on scene. It was unclear if the chauffeur will deal with criminal charges, however Farese said disability was not suspected.
Farese said the household was “doing nothing incorrect” and was utilizing a significant crosswalk, which he stated was newer and more secure than others in the valley. He prompted pedestrians and drivers to be more familiar with their surroundings.
Maryland Parkway was shut down in both directions between Desert Inn Road and Twain Avenue during the examination.
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