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11 injured on rainy Las Vegas commutes

Updated June 16, 2023 - 11:10 am

At least 11 people were injured, including one critically, Friday morning in a series of crashes across the rainy Las Vegas valley.

Las Vegas police responded around 5 a.m. to East Warm Springs Road and South Spencer Street after a 2001 Mazda Miata struck a curb, flipped over and hit a wall, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.

The 23-year-old woman driving was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Metro wrote.

Since that crash, Metro traffic logs indicate another five injury crashes were reported from South Nellis Boulevard and Boulder Highway to the airport connector off Paradise Road.

National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Friday morning for the entire valley, citing heavy rain and “nuisance flooding.”

Other police departments, including Henderson and North Las Vegas police did not immediately provide their crash data Friday morning.

Nevada State Police’s online traffic log showed troopers responded to five injury crashes in the valley from 5:15 a.m. to 8:47 a.m. Three were on U.S. Highway 95 northbound.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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