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Moped driver critically injured in collision

Updated Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 10:08 p.m.

Crash

A 24-year-old moped driver is in critical condition Thursday after colliding with a pickup truck in the east Las Vegas Valley, Metro Police said.

Brian Carroll of Las Vegas was driving a 2008 Taizhou City 49cc scooter west on Desert Inn Road near Topaz Street around 5:40 p.m., police said.

Witnesses told police the moped driver slammed on his brakes, causing the bike to slide under the back of a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado that had stopped for traffic, police said.

Carroll was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with life-threatening injuries; the driver of the truck, 46-year-old Lisa Lucero, was transported with minor injuries.

The collision remains under investigation by Metro’s accident investigation section, police said.

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