Published Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 | 10:32 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 | 11:24 p.m.
A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday night after being hit by a car at East Lake Mead Boulevard and North 5th Street, authorities said.
An adult male, known to be a transient in the area, was crossing 5th Street in a crosswalk but against a red light about 8:30 p.m. when he was hit, North Las Vegas Police Lt. Tim Bedwell said. The man was taken to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition.
The driver, who remained at the scene, says she couldn't stop in time to avert the man, Bedwell said.
Speed nor alcohol are considered factors in the accident, he said.