The pedestrian accident occurred early Friday morning when Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) troopers responded to call about a man walking on the westbound 215 freeway.
Nevada Highway Patrol troopers responded to the call and when they started to approach the man he started to run away from them.
Because the man was allegedly running in the travel lanes and therefore posing a danger, a trooper with the NHP allegedly fired a stun gun at him, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The stun not gun did make proper contact to stop the unidentified man and the man continued to run.
It is unknown why he ran away from troopers in the first place.
Running along a highway is certainly not a normal, everyday type of behavior and it is not known if he any outstanding warrants and was afraid or perhaps he was intoxicated, under the influence of drugs or even suffering from mental issues. Perhaps a combination.
For reasons not yet known, he ran way from the troopers after the stun gun failed to subdue him and then jumped a center barrier that was heading toward the eastbound freeway lanes and that is when he apparently fell through a gap to the road below.
He could have jumped to his death but preliminary reports circulating indicate that the man fell to his death.
The unidentified man was of Hispanic origin and thought to be in his 20’s.
He was transported to University Medical Center (UMC), where he unfortunately died of his injuries
Decatur Blvd was closed, in both directions, while police investigated the accident affecting the morning rush hour traffic.