courtesy of metro police
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 | 5:40 p.m.
Man run over
Traffic detectives are asking for help identifying a motorist who ran over an elderly man’s legs in an apparent fit of road rage earlier this month.
Metro Police are treating the Feb. 6 attack as an attempted murder.
The victim, whose age was not provided, told police that he was pulling up to a gas station in the 6100 block of West Flamingo Road when a dark gray Honda Accord swiftly pulled up in front of him, forcing the elderly man to swerve around the Accord to avoid a crash.
The victim said he then walked from the gas pumps toward the store, and the Accord sped toward him and stopped abruptly just short of the victim. The Accord then continued forward, hitting the elderly man with the driver’s side bumper.
The victim fell to the ground and was run over by the Accord. He was seriously injured.
The Accord was last seen driving out of the parking lot westbound on Flamingo Road. It is believed to be a 2010 or 2011 model with tint on the rear windows only. The car has a California license plate that begins with “6C.”
The driver was described as a white man in his 30s with a medium build. He was wearing a gray hoodie.
Tipsters are urged to call Metro’s violent crimes section at (702) 828-5634. To leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.