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Local food critic Max Jacobson critical after being hit by car

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Local food critic Max Jacobson critical after being hit by car

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 26, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A well-known Las Vegas food critic, Max Jacobson, is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.

The incident happened just after 8 a.m. Jacobson was crossing the street near Windmill Parkway and North Pecos Road in Henderson when he was struck.

Jacobson suffered traumatic brain injuries and has been in a medically-induced coma since the incident at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Jacobson has covered the culinary scene in Las Vegas since 1999. According to his bio, he started his career as a food journalist in Japan in the early 1980s. He has written for the Los Angeles Times and a variety of national publications, including Saveur and Gourmet.

He is best known for his knowledge about Asian food. He is currently a writer for Vegas Seven magazine in Las Vegas. He previously wrote for Las Vegas Life and  Las Vegas Weekly.

Jacobson co-authored "Eating Las Vegas" in 2012 with two other local food critics -- John Curtas and Al Mancini.

He also hosts dining events and food and wine festivals around the valley.

Updates about Jacobson's condition can be found here. The family is also accepting donations for medical expenses.

Deposits can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank or wired to the following account:
Name: Setu Jacobson
Account: 3110223066
Routing: 582506501

The incident is still under investigation by Henderson police.

Joyce Lupiani

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