18 people involved in a 5-car collision Saturday night
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A five-vehicle critical injury collision happened at approximately 10:23 p.m. Saturday.
The crash occurred on Rainbow Boulevard south of Twain Avenue involving two SUVs, one truck, one limousine, one car and 18 people.
According to witness statements and evidence at the scene, a Dodge Ram truck was traveling northbound on Rainbow Boulevard approaching Twain Avenue when it side-swiped the right rear side of a Dodge Durango that was traveling northbound on Rainbow Boulevard in the center travel lane. The truck continued past the Durango and swerved to the left across the northbound lanes, then struck the left rear of a Land Rover that was northbound Rainbow Boulevard in the left travel lane.
Police say a Chevrolet Limousine was southbound on Rainbow Boulevard in the left travel lane after crossing Twain Avenue. A Honda Accord was southbound on Rainbow Boulevard in the center lane traveling next to the limousine. The front of the limousine struck the right front side of the truck and the truck rolled onto the driver's side as it continued across the southbound lanes of Rainbow in front of the path of the Accord.
The front of the Accord struck the exposed underside of the truck. After the impact with the Honda, the truck rotated clockwise as it continued onto the west sidewalk and into the east face of a block wall. The truck rebounded off of the wall and came to rest facing east in the southbound lanes of Rainbow Boulevard. During the incident, the driver of the truck was ejected from the vehicle and landed under the truck.
The driver of the truck was transported to UMC and is currently in critical condition.
Several others occupants were transported to the hospital for minor to moderate injuries.
Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in this incident. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:07:26 GMT
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