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12-year-old boy on bicycle hit by driver in Summerlin


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12-year-old boy on bicycle hit by driver in Summerlin

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Nov 16, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A bicycle lays quiet on Trailwood Drive while its 12-year-old rider is in critical condition at University Medical Center.

Sgt. Richard Strader said, "The boy was transported to the hospital with critical head injuries and his family is with him now, and we're all hoping he will be okay."

Las Vegas police said a little after 5 p.m. Saturday, the young boy failed to stop at a stop sign at Delaney Creek in Summerlin. A woman traveling with another adult and young child in a rented Chevy Malibu was heading east on Trailwood. She struck the boy. He then hit the windshield. 

"The driver of the vehicle was not impaired but there were open containers in the vehicle. We are investigating as to where they came from," said Strader. 
Metro said she passed field sobriety tests, but was driving with a possible suspended Nevada license. 
She was later taken into custody for outstanding warrants. Residents said at night people drive very fast along the dark corridor but police do not believe speed was a factor.
Sgt. Strader said the big thing that police do see a lot around this area are bicyclists failing to adhere to the rules of the road., "Had that bicyclist stopped at stop sign this collision might not have happened. 
The boy remains at UMC suffering from a brain bleed. Police said there was no evidence the boy was wearing a helmet.