LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (January 7, 2014) – This morning at about 6:30 a.m., a seventeen-year-old teen was hit by a car while crossing the crosswalk at Lamb Boulevard between Owen and Washington Avenues. The teen sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the E.R. The teen attended Eldorado High School. The teen was walking to the bus stop that took him to school.

The boy was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. The driver of the vehicle, David Mintzer, 39, was uninjured. Metro Police Sgt. Richard Strader stated, “This is one of those instances where the crosswalk isn’t one of those fail safes just because you are in the crosswalk, you still have to pay attention.

Personal Injury Attorney West Seegmiller states, “When someone is legally walking across a crosswalk, whether on a green light or a stop sign, that pedestrian has the right of way. Even if the pedestrian is wearing a hoodie and ear-buds, he still has the right to cross without fear that a car will hit him. It is the driver’s responsibility to stop fully and be observant of the right-of-way pedestrian.”

This crash occurred within minutes of another crash involving a teen girl who was hit by a car as she ran to catch her school bus.

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Sources: 8NewsNow, The Las Vegas Sun, Herald Tribune