Las Vegas, NV (June 18, 2022) – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred in the central valley on Friday evening, June 17.
Officers arrived at the junction of North Pecos Road and North Las Vegas Boulevard at around 9:25 p.m. after receiving reports of a collision involving a bicycle and a car. The bicyclist was discovered by responding authorities and emergency workers and declared dead at the site of the wreck. They have not yet been identified by officials. Investigators suspect a Chevrolet Cobalt traveling northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard lost control and veered to the right, striking a biker who was on the sidewalk.
The Cobalt driver, identified as 26-year-old Raymond Perez-Hernandez, was treated for minor injuries before being arrested for DUI. This inquiry is still underway, and no additional details have been made available to the public.
We would like to convey our heartfelt sympathies to the deceased victim’s family.
Bicycle Accident Deaths Throughout Las Vegas
The Nevada Department of Transportation reports that almost 800 cyclists were killed in collisions in 2016. In the last decade, the number of cyclists killed in and around the greater Las Vegas region has consistently increased. Moreover, almost 70% of fatal bicycle accidents occur in metropolitan areas, including Las Vegas, Reno, Clark, and other cities.
And tragically, victims and their families bear the brunt of severe or deadly bicycle accidents. A number of devastations are endured by victims, including significant financial hardships, long-term medical ailments and impairment that prevents victims from fully getting back on their feet, and profound emotional trauma.
When victims of bicycle accidents die, their loved ones may be placed in an extraordinarily difficult situation. Families must often deal with costly medical and funeral costs in addition to coping with their mourning and grief over the sudden loss of their loved one. Those who have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse going forward, thankfully. If you have been injured in one of these collisions, please call a Las Vegas bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. At the Eric Roy Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas can guarantee that you can move ahead during this trying time. In addition to organizing a private lunch session for you and your family, we will happily evaluate the details of your case.
Plus, our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys will personalize our counsel to your specific circumstances. As a consequence, you can be certain that we will respond to all of your queries efficiently and with empathy. We think that victims and their families should never have to pay for an accident caused by the carelessness of another motorist. Here at Eric Roy, you can be confident that we will fight for your right to justice and fair recompense.
Our devoted staff has spent years navigating the Nevada legal system and advocating for victims and their families. Contact us at 702-423-3333 so we can book your free consultation as soon as possible. We are ready to assist you and your family in your time of need.
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