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Pedestrian ‘critical’ after being hit by vehicle in southeast Las Vegas

Updated April 13, 2017 - 12:51 pm

A pedestrian is in critical condition after a crash Thursday morning in southeast Las Vegas.

The 53-year-old man was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after the crash at South Pecos and East Sunset roads about 4 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Daniel Alvarado said.

Metro’s fatal detail responded to the scene due to the extent of the man’s injuries, Alvarado said.

Investigators determined that the man was crossing East Sunset outside of a marked crosswalk when he stepped into the path of an oncoming SUV.

The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and did not show any signs of impairment, police said.

Eastbound lanes of Sunset were closed but reopened about 9 a.m., according to the Regional Transportation Commission.

Review-Journal writer Lawren Linehan contributed to this report. Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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