Las Vegas, NV (May 7, 2022) – A bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck driver on Friday morning, May 6, per reports from Las Vegas Metro Police officers.
According to the LVMPD, the accident was reported around 8:15 a.m. on Charleston Boulevard near Scholl Drive, located just east of Rainbow Boulevard. Initial reports indicate that the driver of a 1999 Ford F-450 work truck attempted to pass the bicyclist, who was traveling in the right lane on Charleston.
The driver then hit the bicycle, causing them to be ejected and collide with a stopped Toyota Tundra. EMTs immediately responded and rushed the bicyclist to UMC Trauma via ambulance, but they were pronounced deceased upon arrival by staff.
Charleston was shut down to all traffic for around five hours while police investigated the incident, though further information has not been made public.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the family of the deceased victim.
Bicycle Accident Fatalities in Nevada
According to authorities with the Nevada Department of Transportation, close to 1,000 bikers died in just one recent year. Unfortunately, the number of cyclists killed in and around Las Vegas has steadily increased over the past decade.
What’s more, more than 75% of these fatal bicycle accidents happen in busy cities in and around Clark County, including Sparks, Las Vegas, Reno, and Henderson. When it comes to these serious or deadly bicycle accidents, victims and their families pay the price. Victims may endure major financial hardships, long-term medical concerns and impairment, and profound emotional trauma, just to name a few of the tragic consequences they face.
In the event that victims of bicycle accidents die, their loved ones may find themselves in a devastatingly difficult situation. On top of grieving over their loved ones, families often have to deal with excessive medical and funeral costs.
Thankfully, if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident or lost someone you love, you may have legal options moving ahead. Please call a Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible if you’ve been affected by one of these collisions. Our experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at the Eric Roy Law Firm will secure justice for you and yours so that you can move forward during this difficult time.
We will happily evaluate the facts of your case during a personalized session with lunch for you and your family. Furthermore, our wrongful death attorneys in Las Vegas will tailor our recommendations to your specific circumstances. You can rest assured that we will effectively and compassionately serve you and your family.
Our legal team fights for victims and their families, and we believe that you should never have to bear the financial burden of a collision caused by another driver’s negligence. You can trust our team to win the justice you deserve, as well as the proper recompense to which you are entitled.
Our experienced attorneys have spent years representing victims and their families in the Nevada court system. Please call us at 702-423-3333 to arrange a free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help you and your family in your time of need.
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