LAS VEGAS, NV – Two teenage brothers riding a dirt bike together last Friday evening were killed when their bike struck an SUV in the Summerlin neighborhood.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, the brothers, 14 and 18, were driving their Honda dirt bike north on Pavilion Center Drive when they collided with a Land Rover turning into the nearby residential neighborhood.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Regal Mesa Avenue and Pavilion Center Drive around 8:45 p.m. Friday.
Las Vegas metro police call the accident “a very sad situation” as it could have been avoidable, or made less severe if both boys were wearing helmets and used the bike’s headlights. Metro Lt. Bret Ficklin noted the bike is not street legal, and that he has noticed a number of teenagers riding dirt bikes on the streets.
Ficklin said if kids want to ride dirt bikes in the nearby desert, they should transport the bike in a car, not drive it there.
There is no confirmation whether the driver of the Land Rover will be charged. This is an ongoing investigation.
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