Las Vegas, NV (June 8, 2022) – According to the Las Vegas Metro Police, at least one person was injured in a serious hit-and-run incident that took place in the greater Las Vegas region on Wednesday morning, June 8.
At the junction of eastbound Tropicana Avenue and southbound Eastern Avenue, one driver reportedly hit another motorist before fleeing the scene. Around 5:30 a.m., Las Vegas emergency services and medics arrived at the scene and began aiding those who were hurt. According to the LVMPD, the incident included two or three drivers, one of whom left the crash site before police arrived. Authorities added that one of the drivers or passengers needed more extensive treatment for their injuries and was transported to a nearby medical institution by ambulance.
Although the inquiry is still ongoing, there is no more information on the exact number of people wounded or the circumstances behind the accident. Officials have not released any information on the suspect driver or their vehicle, but Metro Police requested witnesses or bystanders who were in the vicinity at the time of the accident to contact them.
Those wounded in this vehicle accident are in our thoughts, and we wish them a speedy recovery.
Hit-Skip Accidents Occurring in Las Vegas
Unfortunately, hit-and-run drivers are engaged in a significant proportion of traffic incidents in Nevada. According to a recent report, Nevada has one of the highest rates of fatal hit-and-run events in the whole nation.
Moreover, the latest AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety data indicates that more than one hit-and-run accident happens on American highways every minute, making Nevada’s increased prevalence of these incidents, particularly alarming. There were about 2,055 fatalities as a consequence of these occurrences in 2016, the greatest number ever reported and accounting for a near 65% rise since 2009.
As a direct consequence of such catastrophic automobile accidents, victims may experience great financial burdens, terrible bodily pain and suffering, and deep mental sorrow. Furthermore, if the person responsible for the accident escapes the scene without providing aid or information to the victim, the victim may be unsure where to seek assistance, complicating matters even further.
As a result, if you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas as soon as possible. Our only aim at the Eric Roy Law Firm is to not only meet but also surpass the standards and goals you have set for us. We specialize in personal injury litigation in Southern Nevada at the Eric Roy Law Firm, therefore we are intimately familiar with the nuances of Nevada’s legal system and state laws that are applicable to your case.
Our single-focused aim is to serve our clients well, and our vast experience ensures that we have the skill and capacity to deliver the highest quality assistance to satisfy our clients’ needs. Furthermore, we take great pride in supporting our clients in attaining the best outcomes possible. Our highly experienced legal team has spent a significant amount of time and effort over many years, fighting fully and passionately for victims and their families. When you’re ready, phone 702-423-3333 to talk with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers about filing a Las Vegas personal injury claim today.
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