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Lamb cyclist accidents prompt road review

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas city traffic engineers are taking a closer look at a stretch of Lamb Boulevard after one cyclist was killed and another was injured by vehicles in separate incidents over the weekend.

People living in the vicinity of Lamb from Charleston Boulevard to Stewart Avenue, where the speed limit is 45 miles an hour, say it is a dangerous roadway that could use more crosswalks.

Fresh paint marked the spot where one cyclist, 62-year-old William James McCarley of Las Vegas, reportedly drove his bike into traffic without warning Sunday morning. Metro Police said McCarley, who was killed, wasn't wearing a helmet or following rules of the road.

"When there is an incident, whether it's a critical injury or a fatality, we do receive the police reports,” assistant city traffic engineer Joanna Wadsworth told 8 News NOW Monday. ”We review the information. We do site reviews, figure out causes and hopefully prevention."

Coroner ID's bicyclist hit, killed by vehicle in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the bicyclist killed over the weekend as William James McCarley, 62, of Las Vegas.

Metro Police officers 

said McCarley was struck by a vehicle around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, near N. Lamb Boulevard and Sunrise Avenue.  It was the second time a bicyclist was hit on that same stretch of road within 12 hours, according to law enforcement.

"It sounded like cars crashing," said Carol Washington, resident.  "There was another bicyclist hit just some feet down the street.  Just right over there," she said as she pointed to the area.

Bicyclist struck by vehicle near N. Lamb and Stewart

LAS VEGAS -- A bicyclist was seriously hurt when he was hit by a vehicle near N. Lamb Boulevard and Stewart Avenue, according to Metro Police.

Officers said the bicyclist was crossing several lanes of traffic in the area of Manor Green Lane and Lamb Blvd. when he was struck.

It happened around 4:55 p.m. and the vehicle that hit the rider was traveling southbound on Lamb, according to police.

The southbound lanes of Lamb are closed at Manor Green.  Drivers should use an alternate route.

The bicycle rider sustained major trauma to the head and was taken to University Medical Center.

Family pleads for hit-and-run driver to come forward

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A family is pleading for anyone with information in their father's death to come forward.

Francisco Martinez, 73, died Halloween night after he was struck by a truck as he was attempting to cross the street.

North Las Vegas Police have released surveillance video in hopes someone will recognize the truck that hit him.

"He's going to be missed," said an emotional Gabriela Cervantes, the victim's daughter.

Surveillance video just released by the police shows the seconds leading up to when a pickup truck struck Martinez as he crossed at the 3300 block of Lake Mead Boulevard on October 31, 2014. 

WATCH: Surveillance video released in deadly hit-and-run

Driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police have arrested a driver who they say was involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Las Vegas early Sunday morning.

Investigators say Ismael Moreno, 49, was on East Sahara Avenue outside a crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck around 3:25 a.m.

The pedestrian was knocked down and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver fled the scene in what witnesses described as a small, two-door pickup with white paint and a damaged left headlamp.

According to police, the attorney of a woman identified as Samantha McLeod, 24, contacted police Sunday afternoon and McLeod was booked into Clark County Detention Center on a felony hit and run charge.

Mexican consulate to issue birth certificates

LAS VEGAS -- Mexican nationals living in Nevada can now get birth certificates at the consulate instead of traveling back to Mexico.

The consulate launched the "Act now and Apply for your Birth Certificate" program Thursday.

Right now the office is taking walk-ins, but starting in February, you will have to make an appointment.

To get a copy of the birth certificate, you must appear in person at any consular office with a valid ID and provide what's known as a CURP form. 

The cost is $13.

Police investigate body found in wash

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wash in the northeast part of the valley.

The body was found shortly before noon near Lone Mountain Road and Lamb Boulevard. 

Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious, but they are still investigating.

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