A veteran district court judge suffered minor injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in front of the Clark County Regional Justice Center early Friday morning.
Judge Linda Bell was hit by a vehicle with an out-of-state license plate that was headed the wrong way on Clark Avenue, a one-way street where traffic is supposed to flow west, courthouse spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said.
Las Vegas police said the crash happened about 7 a.m., when Bell was struck outside the downtown courthouse. The judges’ parking lot is across from the courthouse, south of Clark near the intersection with Casino Center Boulevard.
The area is a heavily used by pedestrians as the south courthouse entrance is for lawyers, jurors and jurists. It is also the location of the county marriage bureau.
Clearly marked crossing lanes and signs are posted in the middle of the road so pedestrians can safely cross.
Price said Bell was conscious when she was taken to University Medical Center, though her injuries were later described as minor. The hospital let her leave Friday afternoon.
Bell is expected to return to work to work some time next week.
“I really appreciate the court marshals, the paramedics and the folks at UMC Trauma who took care of me this morning, “ Bell said in a statement after she was released from the hospital.
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