2 with life-threatening injuries after 4-vehicle crash in west Las Vegas

Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 11:34 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Two people have been transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash involving multiple vehicles near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Gowan Road Monday evening.

Police said the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when a 2014 Hyundai Veloster was traveling westbound on Rainbow against a red light at an excessive speed

According to police, the Hyundai first struck a 2015 Kia Sorento traveling northbound on Rainbow Boulevard. The Kia was redirected off the northwest corner of the intersection and overturned onto the passenger side.

Then, according to police, the Hyundai hit a 2019 Ford F-150 that was stopped at the intersection facing south. LVMPD said a 2010 Toyota Camry was also struck by flying debris during the incident.

The occupants of the Hyundai and Kia were transported to UMC Trauma, police said. In a news release, the department said medical personnel determined the occupants of the Hyundai suffered critical injuries and driver of the Kia suffered minor injuries

According to police, “since the Hyundai’s driver was medically inaccessible, a blood draw search warrant was sought to ascertain if impairment contributed to the causation of the collision.”

The crash remains under investigation.