Residents express concerns over dangerous intersections


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Residents express concerns over dangerous intersections

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Oct 17, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A man riding his motorcycle is dead. Nearby residents say enough is enough.

Many are convinced the 4-way traffic light intersections on Lake Mead Boulevard near D Street are just too dangerous.

Nick Byrd is a motorcycle crash survivor, "That was me a few months ago, so my heart goes out to his family and loved ones. It's unbelievable, but we've got to do something."

Byrd said in March, he was riding his motorcycle on Lake Mead just a block away, when a car ran the red light and hit him.

"I was in a coma for a week; hospital for a month. It took me two months to learn to walk again. It destroyed my life just because someone ran a red light."

Thursday afternoon, Las Vegas police said witnesses saw a man on his motorcycle run the red light at D Street, then collide with a pickup. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. Richard Strader said this is the second motorcycle collision here within a couple weeks, at the same exact location, and with the same circumstances.

On Oct. 2, police said the person riding that motorcycle also died.

Police are still investigating if speed was a factor in the latest collision.

But many people said drivers are negligent on a daily basis.

Byrd said, "It's a matter of paying attention. Everybody has to look up, get off their phones, look left, look right and slow down a little bit."

This was the second fatal motorcycle in two days and also the 78th traffic-related death this year.