A fatal crash involving a pedestrian blocks the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue on Oct. 17, 2013. (Justin Grant/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Three of the five most dangerous intersections in Las Vegas are along Tropicana Avenue, according to a recently released report.
The traffic bureau of Las Vegas Metro Police released their statistics on crashes from Jan. 1 to Feb. 4.
According to the report, half of all the fatal crashes that have happened in Las Vegas during the first part of 2014 involved motorcycles - up 33 percent from last year. The report said the number of fatal crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians has fallen from last year.
Thus far, according to the report, most of those fatal crashes were excessive speed and disregard of a traffic control device.
The five intersections where the most injury crashes happened during the last six months were also identified in the report.
The most crashes happened at the intersection of Charleston and Lamb boulevards in eastern Las Vegas, followed by three intersections along Tropicana Avenue - Pecos Road, Rainbow Boulevard and Decatur Boulevard. The list ends with the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard.
"All (drivers) look for is cars, they don't look for pedestrians, bicycle riders, or people on motorcycles," said Bill Vlamis, who used to travel with his bicycle along Tropicana daily, until he was struck by a car near Tropicana and Decatur earlier this month.
"She pulls out, I hit the fender of her car, flip over the car, my bike and me went over the car. She keeps going," said Vlamis, who sustained bruises and a broken rib.
Now Vlamis only travels by bus.
Charleston and Lamb Boulevard have plenty of pedestrians, too much according to nearby resident Craig Christensen.
"You got people in the isles pandering for money," said Christensen. "It's a terrible place to be when you're watching this stuff everyday."
According to the report, the number of arrests for driving under the influence were down from last year during the first part of 2014.
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