Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 | 7:29 p.m.
Two pedestrians were injured — one critically — when they were struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident this afternoon at Nellis Boulevard and New World Avenue, according to Las Vegas Metro police.
KellyAnn Thompson, 18, Las Vegas, was taken to University Medical Center Trauma, where she was admitted with critical injuries, police said.
A 7-year-old boy who was crossing the street with Thompson was also taken to UMC Trauma, where he was treated for moderate injuries and released, officers said. Officers have not identified the boy.
Police said that evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated the accident happened about 3:31 p.m. today when Thompson and the boy were crossing Nellis from the west to the east in a marked crosswalk.
When the pedestrians reached the northbound lanes, traffic in the left and right lanes stopped, police said. However, the car in the center lane failed to stop and struck both pedestrians, police said.
Immediately after the collision, the driver of the car fled the scene without stopping, police said.
Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a late 1970s to 1980s white sedan, possibly a Buick Riviera or Oldsmobile, police said. The car would have moderate damage to the front passengers side and windshield, police said.
Anyone having information on the accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or Detective Dennis Magill at 828-3317.