Published Monday, June 11, 2012 | 7:22 a.m.
Updated Monday, June 11, 2012 | 7:45 a.m.
A pedestrian was in extremely critical condition after he was hit by a truck outside the Electric Daisy Carnival shortly before the festival ended this morning, authorities said.
The accident happened at 4:31 a.m. near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Las Vegas Boulevard, authorities said.
The victim, a 31-year-old Florida man, was crossing the boulevard near gate six of the Speedway when a Ford pickup truck struck him, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott said.
The man was transported to University Medical Center, where he is fighting for his life, authorities said. The victim, who appears to be at fault in the accident, was intoxicated when he stepped onto the roadway, Elliott said.
The three-day music festival wrapped up at 5:30 a.m. today. More than 115,000 attendees were expected for the final night.
Troopers diverted traffic around the accident scene, Elliott said.