Tragic Bicycle accident Claims the Life of Las Vegas Man in East Valley Collision
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has reported that a bicyclist tragically lost his life four days after being involved in a collision in the east valley area of the city. The incident took place on October 24 of last year, near the intersection of Sloan Lane and Whispering Pines Avenue at approximately 7:09 p.m.
The victim, identified as 52-year-old Garry E. from Las Vegas, was riding his 26-inch Huffy Mountain bike across Sloan Lane, outside of an implied crosswalk, when the collision occurred. At the same time, a 30-year-old woman named Cassie L., also from Las Vegas, was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra northbound on Sloan Lane, approaching the T-shaped intersection with Whispering Pines Avenue.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the bicyclist suddenly made a right turn from the center turn lane, crossing into the path of the oncoming vehicle. The driver, in an attempt to avoid the collision, immediately applied the brakes and swerved to the right, but unfortunately, the collision was unavoidable.
Following the accident, Garry was rushed to UMC’s trauma section with life-threatening injuries and, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries on October 28, as confirmed by the office of the Clark County coroner medical examiner. This incident marks the 158th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2023.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section is currently conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision. Their aim is to gather all relevant information and determine the factors that contributed to this devastating accident.
The intersection of Sloan Lane and Whispering Pines Avenue is a busy area, and authorities are urging both motorists and cyclists to exercise caution and adhere to traffic laws to prevent further tragedies. It serves as a reminder of the importance of sharing the road and being aware of one another while traveling.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Garry E. during this difficult time.