3 children in critical condition after crash at bus stop
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Three children have been critically injured after a truck crashed into a bus stop shelter Friday morning in northeast Las Vegas.
The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. near East Bonanza Road and North Lamb Boulevard.
All three children that were injured were boys. They are 2, 4 and 5 years old. Their father, who was with them, was not injured. The children were transported to University Medical Center.
All three children were badly injured and are in critical condition. One child was taken into surgery immediately.
According to a police report, a 2005 Dodge Dakota driven by 55-year-old Darryl McGregor was traveling west on Bonanza Road.
A 2002 Ford F-350 driven by 40-year-old Jorge Silva was traveling north on Lamb Boulevard.
Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time and collided. The Ford F-350 then hit the bus stop shelter.
One of the children was trapped for about 30 minutes under the vehicle.
Both drivers submitted to field sobriety tests.
The crash at Bonanza and lamb has frequent bus riders worried about their safety. Especially Joe Jacobs, a disabled veteran who has been in a wheelchair since a stroke left him paralyzed in the 1990s. Jacobs rides the bus ever day and says that if he had been at the stop this morning, there would have been no way for him to move out of the way.
Police are looking for someone in a maroon vehicle that witnessed the crash. They are also looking for anyone else that may have witnessed the incident.
The intersection was closed for several hours while the incident was investigated and cleared.