1 Killed, 16 Injured in Las Vegas, NV, Bus Accident on Nellis
Las Vegas, NV -- May 4, 2017, one person was killed and 16 were injured following an accident where a bus and a car crashed on Nellis Boulevard.
The Las Vegas Police Department released preliminary information surrounding the fatal accident. They say that it occurred at around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Carey Avenue.
Reports indicate that a Clark County ISD school bus was transporting around 48 students at the time of the accident. Officials say the bus was traveling southbound on Nellis when an eastbound sedan crossed into its path. This resulted in collision, after which the bus swerved off the right side of the road and overturned onto its side.
Emergency services rushed to the scene to render aid. Officials reported that the 70-year-old driver of the sedan was killed in the accident. A 10-year-old girl from that person's car was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition.
Reports indicate that approximately 15 students and the bus driver were taken to area hospitals with various injuries. Those injuries did not appear to be serious.
Police at this time continue to investigate the accident and have not released any additional details.
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