A 27-year-old man from China died Tuesday morning after crashing an SUV into a wall and colliding with a bicyclist in the northwest valley, Metro Police said.
The bicyclist, Ilene Sorenson, 53, of Las Vegas, was takem to University Medical Center with critical injuries.
At 4:44 a.m, the driver of the SUV was traveling north on Cimarron Road and struck the east curb near Sapphire Beach Lane, police said. The vehicle traveled back into the travel lanes and collided with the west curb at Soaring Gulls Drive, then drove up on the sidewalk.
The vehicle then collided with the concrete block wall and into a street light pole, investigators said. The vehicle re-entered the roadway and collided with Sorenson, who was traveling south on Cimarron Road. She was thrown from the bike into the windshield of the SUV, police said.
A passerby notified police about the accident and the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.