- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on a car striking a man with a wheelchair in Las Vegas (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

Police say a 55-year-old Las Vegas man has died at a hospital after he was hit by a car while crossing a street with a wheelchair on Christmas morning.

Las Vegas police Detective Eric Grimmesey said Sunday that the man was not in the wheelchair while crossing but instead walking and pushing it occupied as he crossed the street in a southeastern part of the city.

Police say the man was crossing about 100 feet outside the crosswalk when he was struck by an SUV.

Grimmesey says police arrested the SUV’s driver, 25-year-old Claudia Gonzalez-Nino, on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police did not release the man’s identity.

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10:45 a.m.

Las Vegas police say a man has been hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit by a car while crossing a street in his wheelchair on Christmas morning.

KSNV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2hWJCAU ) the accident happened around 5 a.m. in a southeast part of the city near Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway.

Police say the man was crossing about 100 feet outside the crosswalk when he was struck by an SUV. Authorities say they believe the woman driving may have been intoxicated and could face charges.

Police did not release the identities of the man or woman involved.


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