Las Vegas, NV (May 20, 2022) – 31-year-old Benjamin Black was killed in a bicycle crash in North Las Vegas which, according to officials, might have been caused by a speeding driver.
According to sources, the deadly accident took place on the morning of Sunday, May 15th in the area of Bostick Weir Street and Dorrell Lane, in the vicinity of Losee Road and the 215.
Black was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said that an SUV collided with the cyclist while driving eastbound along Dorrell Lane. The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and cooperated with the officers.
Police say speed was a factor in the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Benjamin Black, at this time.
Fatal Bike Accidents in Nevada
Department of Transportation officials reported that, in just 2016, more than 800 bicyclists died as a result of vehicle-related crashes in Nevada. Sadly, the fatality rate for bicycle riders in and around the greater Las Vegas area has steadily risen throughout the past decade.
In truth, over 70% of deadly bike accidents take place in metropolitan areas, including Las Vegas, Clark, Reno, and beyond. Tragically, the deceased and their surviving family members pay the price when it comes to the consequences of critical or deadly bike crashes.
Massive financial hardships, long-term disabilities and health problems, and serious emotional trauma are just some of the devastating repercussions that victims endure.
When a person dies as a result of a bike accident, their family might be left in an untenable position. Households are often forced to figure out a way to handle outrageous medical and funerary expenses in addition to mourning the deceased.
If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a bike accident, you likely have legal options available to you.
If you have been impacted by this type of accident, please reach out to a Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible. At Eric Roy Law Firm, our experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers will make sure you can move forward during this traumatic time.
Along with planning a personalized session that includes lunch, we will happily examine the events leading up to the incident. Our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys will tailor their advice to suit your goals and needs. As a result, you can feel secure in the fact that we will answer all your questions compassionately and prudently.
We think that victims and their families should never be responsible for shouldering the costs of an accident caused by another’s negligence. Here at Eric Roy, you can feel confident that we will fight to get you the justice you want, as well as the financial compensation you deserve.
Our reliable team knows the ins and outs of the Nevada legal system and has spent years fighting for victims and their families. Call us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to serve you and yours in your time of need.
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