Las Vegas, NV (August 29, 2022) – On Monday, August 29th, at around 7:00 a.m., the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received a report of a hit-and-run collision involving two vehicles.
One of the drivers allegedly left the scene at the intersection of southbound Nellis Boulevard and eastbound Tropicana Avenue before police arrived at 10:05 a.m. The second driver and their passenger were allegedly sent to a Las Vegas area hospital for evaluation. Yet, it is not yet known what their current conditions are, and EMTs did not comment on the extent of their injuries. Officers from the Metro PD have not released any new information since the investigation is still underway.
We hope everyone who was harmed in this accident gets well and recovers fully soon.
Rate of Serious Car Accidents & Victim Injuries in Las Vegas
When it comes to yearly fatalities in the United States, automobile accidents account for more than half of all of them. Drunk driving is the cause of an average of 29 deaths each day in the United States. While fatalities caused by drunk driving have decreased by around 30% over the last three decades, they still account for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
The number of drug-impaired drivers was a primary research subject of the 2013–2014 National Roadside Survey. A random stratified sample of drivers from the 48 contiguous states was asked about their weekend nighttime driving experiences. Approximately 20% of weekend drivers test positive for substances that may impair driving, according to this study that was handed over to the relevant authorities. Distracted driving occurs when a driver’s attention is diverted away from the road.
Distractions include talking on the phone, texting, eating, talking to passengers, and fiddling with the radio or GPS, putting drivers and passengers in danger. Distracted driving had a significant role in the over 3,500 deaths that were attributed to road accidents in 2016. The hit-and-run rate has increased by almost 9% or more in the last decade. If you cause an accident in Nevada and flee the scene, you might face up to six months in prison and a $2,000 fine. On the other hand, if you were hurt in a car accident, you might be able to file a claim for damages. When representing a client, the attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm always act with the highest professionalism and honesty. We promise to utilize every resource at our disposal to find a solution that benefits you and your loved ones.
Our firm is dedicated to delivering thorough, customized service to each client, and each of our lawyers has extensive experience with Nevada and Las Vegas law. Those who have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence are among our most valued customers. Those who are injured in the Silver State and have questions about filing a claim, obtaining compensation, or pursuing justice may reach out to our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at 702-423-3333. Our legal team will fight hard to obtain you or your loved one the money you need to begin healing after suffering significant injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault.
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