Police: Driver unknowingly dragged man for mile

LAS VEGAS — Metro Police say a driver unknowingly dragged a man a mile underneath her car and only stopped because she heard screaming.

The incident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Sierra Vista Drive. Police say a woman stopped at a bank on Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. It's unclear when, but at some point, that's when a man became stuck under her car.

"She said she was going to work," said Sgt. Richard Strader of Metro police. He said the woman told officers she lives in Las Vegas, but was staying at a hotel where she had a free night. 

"The only reason she stopped is because she heard someone screaming," Strader said. That stop happened on Sierra Vista Drive.

Emergency crews transported the man to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition. 

Police say they do not suspect alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.

"He's in very, very bad condition," Strader said. "If you could imagine being dragged by a 4,000 pound vehicle on top of you."

Police have not arrested the woman and said they will continue to investigate.


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