Las Vegas, NV (December 2, 2021) – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers are investigating a serious auto-pedestrian accident involving a child that occurred Thursday, December 2.
Police say a call came in shortly after 5:00 p.m., with dispatchers reporting that a juvenile male and his dog were crossing Martin Luther King Boulevard near Helen Avenue.
As they crossed, the pair were hit by a vehicle traveling northbound on MLK. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma via ambulance in critical condition. The dog died on the scene.
The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities, though it’s unclear if speeding or intoxication were factors in the incident.
The north and southbound lanes of MLK were closed for several hours as police investigated. However, the investigation is still active at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family. We hope for their full recovery.
Nevada Pedestrian Accidents
Driving under the influence and failure to yield the right-of-way are two of the leading cause of traffic accidents in the Silver State. Moreover, these two causes, along with distracted driving and speeding, are the top contributors to auto-pedestrian wrecks in Nevada.
Pedestrian fatalities also account for nearly 20% of all vehicle accident deaths, per reports from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Although deaths were lower in 2019 overall, they have increased more than 50% since reaching their lowest point, recorded in 2009. Unfortunately, the pedestrian fatality rate in and around the greater Las Vegas area, including Reno, has risen steadily in the last decade.
Major financial difficulties, long-term physical issues and disability, and severe emotional scarring are just a few of the devastating circumstances victims endure. And when victims die as a result of these incidents, 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 an auto-pedestrian accident, you may have legal options moving forward.
Personal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas
If you’ve been affected by one of these crashes, please contact a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you can. At Eric Roy Law Firm, our knowledgeable Las Vegas personal injury accident lawyers 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 pedestrian accident 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.
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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