Las Vegas, NV (April 5, 2022) – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers reported that a 67-year-old bicyclist injured last month in a hit-and-run accident has died.
According to Metro Police, the incident took place around 9:30 p.m. on March 12. Investigators revealed that a pickup truck was traveling westbound on Reno Avenue, west of Jeffreys Street, when it crossed into the eastbound lane and hit a bicyclist on the south sidewalk. The cyclist was rushed to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, police said. The Clark County Coroner’s Office notified Metro on Sunday that he had died, however.
The driver involved fled the scene, and police are still searching for them. Their truck was described as a silver or gold, early 2000s Chevrolet or GMC extended cab model.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the LVMPD.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Bicycle Accidents in Nevada
Department of Transportation officials report that, in 2016 alone, nearly 800 cyclists died as a result of crashes in Nevada.
Unfortunately, the cyclist fatality rate in and around the greater Las Vegas area has risen steadily in the last decade. In fact, more than 70% of fatal bicycle accidents occur in urban areas, including Las Vegas, Reno, Clark, and beyond. Tragically, victims and their families pay the price when it comes to serious or fatal bicycle accidents.
Major financial difficulties, long-term physical issues and disability, and severe emotional scarring are just a few of the devastating circumstances victims endure. When victims die as a result of bicycle accidents, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position.
Families must often cope with exorbitant medical and funerary expenses on top of grieving their loved ones.
Thankfully, if you’ve sustained injuries or lost someone you love in a bicycle accident, you may have legal options moving forward.
Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been affected by one of these crashes, please contact a Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney as soon as you can. At Eric Roy Law Firm, our knowledgeable Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will ensure you can move forward during this stressful time.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session with lunch for you and yours, we will gladly review the facts of your case. Plus, our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers will tailor our advice to match your needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all your questions effectively and compassionately.
We believe that victims and their families should never have to shoulder the costs of a crash caused by another driver’s negligence. Here at Eric Roy, you can rest assured that we will fight to secure the justice you deserve, as well as the fair compensation to which you’re entitled
Our dedicated team knows how to navigate the Nevada legal system and has spent years fighting for victims and their families. Contact 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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