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Boulder Highway Residents Calling For Safety Improvements

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 29, 2022 8:51 pm

LAS VEGAS – Zion Wandick has lived near Boulder Hwy and Russell for the past 17 years.

“You can get hit at night, and someone will simply drive away because they don’t care,” Wandick said.

He advised keeping your head on a swivel when attempting to cross the streets in this location.

“You have to be careful, you have to pay attention to everything, you have to pay attention to every detail,” Wandick remarked.

According to Metro police, a pedestrian was hit and killed by an automobile on Wednesday shortly after 6:30 p.m. while crossing Boulder Highway south of Russell Road outside a marked crosswalk.

A northbound automobile failed to stop and collided with a person who was crossing the street.

“Jaywalking is obviously not safe,” said Jadoshi Lewis, a local.

The Nevada Department of Transportation stated that it made a number of changes in 2018, including the installation of updated crosswalks, improved signage, and LED lighting.

Every day, about 24,000 vehicles pass through Boulder Highway and Russell Road intersections.

Wandick and others have stated that while some adjustments have been made, more needs to be done.

“Boulder Highway can be dark at times, and the speed is never monitored, so it definitely needs to be noticed more,” Wandick added.

“The speed limit is 45,” Lewis stated. “I wouldn’t say they need to lower it, but maybe a little more police presence and possibly add crosswalks because there are none from here to Galleria.”

The vehicle that struck the suspect is described as silver-light gray, probably a mid-size SUV with front-end damage.

Police have yet to find the vehicle and ask that anyone with information contact the LVMPD.

Credits: Fox 5 Vegas

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