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Car crashes into bus stop, injures family

Bus Stop Crash on Rainbow

Steve Marcus

Metro Police and crime scene analysts investigate an accident Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, after an SUV crashed into a bus stop, striking a woman and two children on Rainbow Boulevard north of Lake Mead Boulevard.

Updated Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 | 10:58 a.m.

Bus Stop Crash on Rainbow

A bus bench is shown under a Nissan Pathfinder after the driver crashed into a bus stop on Rainbow Boulevard north of Lake Mead Boulevard on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. A mother and two children were struck in the accident. Launch slideshow »

Bus stop at North Rainbow Blvd. and Balzar Avenue

The driver of a silver Nissan Pathfinder injured a family upon crashing into a bus stop shelter at North Rainbow Boulevard just north of West Lake Mead, said Metro Police.

The crash occurred on Saturday about 5:45 p.m. Witnesses said the SUV veered off the road, said Sgt. Richard Strader.

According to a press release, the mother of two children was in critical condition, her nine-year-old daughter was in serious condition, and the four-year-old boy in moderate condition. They were transported to UMC.

The grandmother was not injured but went with the family to the hospital, said Strader.

A female passenger in the car had minor injuries, according to a press release. A man sitting on a bench also escaped with minor injuries.

The male driver is in custody for driving under the influence as well as unrelated traffic warrants, he said.

A section of the road in front of the Best in the West shopping center was closed for several hours.

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