Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 12:38 p.m.
Man injured in crash
A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries Saturday after he crashed into a parked car that was blocking off a knocked-over streetlamp from a previous accident on Charleston Boulevard.
Metro Police received reports of the crash near Apple Drive about 9:50 p.m. An SUV triggered the chain of events when it crashed into a lamp pole in the median, knocking it over into two lanes, police said.
The driver of a Honda Civic then parked across the left and center westbound lanes to block the fallen streetlamp, police said. The driver got out and began directing traffic around the accident.
At the same time, Las Vegas resident Frederick Carapel, 19, was driving his motorcycle west on Charleston Boulevard in the center lane at a high speed, police said. He crashed into the side of the Civic, flinging him from the motorcycle and into a nearby Hyundai Sonata.
Carapel was taken to University Medical Center and is in critical condition. No one else was injured.
Police are investigating the crash.