Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 | 8:24 a.m.
Updated Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 | 10:48 a.m.
Bus stop accident
A predawn crash sent a pickup truck careening into a Las Vegas bus stop this morning, critically injuring three children, ages 2, 4 and 5, according to Metro Police.
Sgt. Richard Strader said each of the children had been intubated and breathing with the help of ventilator at the scene, on North Lamb Boulevard, just north of East Bonanza Road, before they were transported by ambulance to University Medical Center.
At midmorning, Strader said at least one of the children had been taken into surgery.
The wreck was reported about 5:30 a.m.
Strader said a Ford pickup truck had been traveling north on Lamb when its back passenger side was struck by a Dodge pickup traveling west on Bonanza. The impact caused the Ford to swerve, then careen into a Regional Transportation Commission bus stop just north of the intersection on Lamb.
The three children – their genders were not immediately available – and their father were waiting for a bus when the accident occurred, Strader said.
By midmorning, the Ford remained at the scene. Pieces of the bus stop and a bench could be seen protruding from the pickup’s undercarriage.
Neither of the drivers was injured, Strader said, and both told police they had a green light. Strader said police were seeking video from nearby businesses – the bus stop is in front of a strip mall – to try to determine which driver had a green light. Police are seeking the driver of a maroon sedan who might have witnessed the wreck.
Strader said police did not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in the wreck.
The intersection remained partially closed to traffic while Metro continued its investigation.