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May 4th, 2021 at 3:46:45 PM permalink
The sister of a good friend of mine was killed at 11:28 am today by a Vegas RTC bus. She was in the crosswalk and was hit by the RTC bus and then the rear tires of the bus ran over her. Video confirms that she was fully in the crosswalk and had the right-of-way.

I was with my friend when he received a call and was notified of the accident and death of his sister. She was 55 years old.

How does this happen? It's a damn shame.
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May 4th, 2021 at 3:59:27 PM permalink
G888:

I am sorry to hear this.

If the bus driver is at fault, I hope he/she faces the consequences for their carelessness.

Once again, my sincere condolences.

Vegas is a tough place for Drivers, imho. Many pedestrians ( and I have no idea about this poor woman, or whether she was even on the Strip ) completely ignore the cross-walk signals. I spend a lot of time figuring out how to get into a Strip Hotel parking lot "the back way" to avoid the pedestrians on the Strip.
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May 4th, 2021 at 4:05:25 PM permalink
Terrible. So sorry.
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May 4th, 2021 at 4:26:03 PM permalink
Sorry to hear this. Tragic story. Condolences.

Here is the local reporting:
https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/live-intersection-at-sahara-eastern-closed-to-traffic-due-to-crash-involving-pedestrian/
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May 4th, 2021 at 4:29:16 PM permalink
My condolences Gordon.
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May 4th, 2021 at 7:44:33 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

She was 55 years old.



I'm sorry about the sad news. I am 55 too.
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May 4th, 2021 at 8:51:59 PM permalink
My condolences.
I hated walking n Vegas. Too many accidents. I remember driving Axel home one night, we came across a pedestrian fatality that had literally just happened. I'd say I saw more pedestrian accidents in three years in Vegas than in twenty-five years in NYC.
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May 4th, 2021 at 10:23:41 PM permalink
So tragic. In my 50's too. In Switzerland, the cars slow down more for pedestrians. The pedestrians have right of way in more circumstances.
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May 5th, 2021 at 4:22:52 AM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Sorry to hear this. Tragic story. Condolences.

Here is the local reporting:
https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/live-intersection-at-sahara-eastern-closed-to-traffic-due-to-crash-involving-pedestrian/

The reporter on-site refers to the woman as elderly several times. 55 is certainly not elderly in my book. I suspect the facts were still coming in, and she didn't know the age at that time.

Investigation still underway I assume, but initially it certainly sounds like the bus driver was at fault.

If you are in Vegas, please just be extra careful.
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