Pedestrian hit by pickup truck, critically injured


Steve Marcus

A Metro Police investigator looks over a Toyota Tacoma after an auto-pedestrian accident at the intersection of Spring Mountain and Lindell roads, Oct. 22, 2015. The intersection was closed in both directions during the investigation.

Published Thu, Oct 22, 2015 (12:01 p.m.)

Updated Thu, Oct 22, 2015 (3:19 p.m.)

A pedestrian was hospitalized in critical condition after she was hit by a pickup truck this morning while crossing Spring Mountain Road, according to Metro Police.

Yongming Chen, 61, of Las Vegas was walking across the street about 9:40 a.m. when she was hit by a Toyota Tacoma that was headed south on Lindell Road and turned left onto Spring Mountain, police said.

She was in a crosswalk, though it is unclear if she pressed the button to get a walk signal before crossing, Sgt. Richard Strader said.

The truck was facing a green light when it turned, police said.

Chen was taken to University Medical Center. Nobody else was injured.

The 32-year-old Las Vegas woman driving the pickup remained on the scene, police said. A 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl also were in the truck.

The crash remains under investigation.

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