Pedestrian struck by car as Electric Daisy Carnival closes


A 31-year-old Florida man at the Electric Daisy Carnival was in "extremely" critical condition Monday after being struck by a truck.

Authorities said the man was struck about 4:30 a.m. as he crossed Las Vegas Boulevard South in front of gate six at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nevada Highway Patrol officials said the driver of the truck, a 67-year-old Mesquite woman, was traveling about 35 to 45 mph when her truck struck the man, who was attempting to cross the roadway.

Authorities said she and her passenger, a man in his 80s, were uninjured. The man was taken to University Medical Center.

Trooper Loy Hixson said friends of the man told police he had been drinking all morning at the last day of the festival, which ended at 5:30 a.m.

Authorities were still investigating the details of the crash. The accident wrapped up an otherwise uneventful final night of the festival.

Organizers reported about 106,500 attendees on its third and final night, higher than the turnout Saturday, which was affected by bad weather, but lower than the approximately 115,000 fans who came opening night.

Seventy-eight people were kicked out between 6 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday - two times as many as were ejected on the first night. Almost 200 medical calls were made, and seven people were hospitalized.

Police arrested 12 concertgoers in connection with narcotics-related felonies. Three misdemeanor arrests were made.

That brought the tally of arrests reported during the three-day festival to 53 narcotics-related felonies, eight misdemeanors, and 12 misdemeanor citations, according to police.

Also, 485 medical calls were made, and 17 people were hospitalized over the duration of the festival.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at mblasky@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283. Review-Journal reporter Antonio Planas contributed to this report.

 

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