Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian in east Las Vegas

A woman was reported in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Las Vegas police said they received a call that a pedestrian was struck around Bonanza and Mojave roads about 2:20 p.m.

Witnesses indicated the 23-year-old woman was attempting to cross Bonanza outside of a crosswalk.

A 2004 Ford F-150 traveling east on Bonanza hit the pedestrian when she entered the two-way center turn lane.

She was taken to University Medical Center, where police erroneously said she died. But at 9 p.m., police indicated she was still alive and in critical condition.

A police lieutenant originally reported the crash as a hit-and-run, but the vehicle that hit the 28-year-old woman was discovered nearby when it was involved in another wreck on Bonanza near Pecos Road.

The 68-year-old man driving the Ford was sent to Valley Hospital Medical Center.

Police were still investigating the incident, but early reports suggested the driver had a medical episode.

Bonanza was closed to traffic in both directions west of Mojave.

Contact reporter Wesley Juhl at wjuhl@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Follow him on Twitter @WesJuhl.