Cyclist David Serrano Killed in Las Vegas, NV Crash with Truck on Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV — September 16, 2022, 37-year-old cyclist David Serrano died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:50 a.m. along Charleston Blvd near Sandhill Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Serrano was riding a bicycle across Charleston when he may have lost control for unknown reasons. The bike ran into the median, then re-entered the travel lane where it collided with the back of a semi-truck's trailer.
Serrano suffered fatal injuries.
After the collision the big rig left the scene, but police say they were able to contact the driver and he returned. Police said he was at fault in the crash but didn't show signs of impairment; he was reportedly arrested on potential hit-and-run charges.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on David Serrano Accident in Las Vegas
The details of this collision seem a little murky, at least from the early news reports available right now. They say the cyclist lost control and hit the back of the 18-wheeler, but also note that police think the truck driver was at fault for that. That may partly be because he drove away from the scene, but to be at fault for the collision itself suggests there's more to it than the truck simply idling in the path of the approaching bike. What are reports not saying right now?
I hope things get clarified in the near future, because as frustrating as I find a limited or confusing report I would imagine the victim's loved ones are far more upset by it. They deserve every answer they can get about what happened, and if police are right that the truck driver is at fault then they may also deserve whatever amends he and his employer can make for the damage done. Getting either may take more attention than police expect to pay to the matter, though, which is why I often recommend that independent investigators have another look and make sure nothing slips through the cracks.