Las Vegas, NV – DUI Suspected in Fatal Five-Car Wreck on Washington Ave at Torrey Pines Dr
Las Vegas, NV (July 20, 2022) – Tuesday’s tragic five-vehicle collision in northwest Las Vegas resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old driver on suspicion of reckless driving and DUI, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
On Tuesday afternoon, police say the motorist, later identified as Jerry Madera, was going westbound on Washington Avenue at a high rate of speed. According to the accident report, Madera’s 2007 Toyota Rav 4 failed to stop for the constant red traffic light at the junction of Torrey Pines Drive.
Officials noted that the driver of a 2016 Mazda CX-5 was turning left onto Washington from Torrey Pines at the same time. At a red light, the front of the Toyota collided with the left side of the Mazda, followed by the left side of a stopped 2008 Smart Fortwo. Madera and the Mazda’s driver, a 33-year-old woman, were transported to the University Medical Center’s trauma center for treatment of their injuries. A driver of a 2017 Toyota Rav 4, who was also involved in the crash, suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the Mazda succumbed to her injuries and was confirmed dead by medical workers at UMC Trauma, according to the police. Madera was placed in the Clark County Detention Center for relevant reckless driving and DUI-related crimes after he was released from the hospital. No other injuries were recorded, but the inquiry continues.
We send our heartfelt sympathies to the deceased victim’s family. The two accident victims injured on Tuesday are in our thoughts in the hopes of a full recovery.
Serious Accidents Involving Drunk Driving in Las Vegas
According to state officials, most fatal incidents in Nevada last year were caused by drunk or impaired drivers. On Nevada’s roads, there were 510 DUI-related deaths, which is the highest number in over a decade, according to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The number of fatalities and injuries is expected to rise by over 125% by the spring.
Needless to say, there has been a significant increase in the number of fatal car accidents in Nevada compared to this time last year. During this time period, there were over thirty accidents throughout the state, resulting in over forty fatalities. Motor vehicle accidents kill an alarming number of people in Nevada each year. And if a person is killed as a result of the negligence of another driver, the family of the deceased is left in an awkward situation.
Grieving family members may have to deal with rising medical and burial costs in addition to their grief. If you or a loved one has been hurt or died as a result of one of these events, you should call a Las Vegas accident attorney right once. As soon as possible after a car accident, call a Las Vegas car accident lawyer to begin the process of filing a claim for damages.
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