Las Vegas, NV (May 6, 2022) –An incident involving a hit-and-run driver happened on Friday afternoon, May 6, according to Las Vegas Metro Police Department officers, leaving at least one person injured.
Around 1:35 p.m., police and other first responders were summoned to the scene at the southbound corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue. According to initial reports from the LVMPD, the wreck involved two or three vehicles, with one driver fleeing the scene. One person was reportedly sent to a local hospital for further treatment of their injuries. However, the exact number of victims and the degree of their injuries are still unknown.
Information about the suspect driver and their vehicle has not been provided by authorities, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims involved in this accident, as well as their families. We hope for their complete recovery.
Accidents Caused By Hit-and-Run Drivers in Nevada
If a hit-and-run accident causes death or physical injury to another person, the suspect typically faces serious consequences under Nevada law.
In fact, hit-and-run drivers may be prosecuted with a felony, which carries a minimum sentence of two years and a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail.
Regrettably, according to the most recent data from the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Silver State has one of the highest rates of deadly hit-and-run incidents in the country. When contrasted to the national average, where one hit-and-run incident happens every minute, this statistic is particularly alarming.
Furthermore, according to the latest data from AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, these serious wrecks resulted in almost 2,000 deaths in only one year alone. Authorities claim that this is the highest number ever recorded, with the figure nearly doubling over the span of the previous decade.
Typically, victims of vehicle accidents face financial hardships, ongoing physical problems and pain, and significant emotional anguish. These negative outcomes are amplified when victims are involved in a hit-and-run accident. Those affected by these accidents may not know where to turn in the aftermath, from stressful insurance negotiations to lost wages and beyond. That’s why victims and their families should always get in touch with a Las Vegas hit-and-run accident attorney right away. If you’ve been hurt by a hit-and-run motorist, call the Eric Roy Law Firm.
Our team tailors our advice to match your individual needs, so you can trust our attorneys to cover all the bases. Plus, you won’t have to rely on insurance adjusters to properly manage your accident claim or compensate you for your losses. Retaining legal counsel is the best approach to ensure that you and your family receive justice and fair recompense.
Our purpose at the Eric Roy Law Firm is to understand the goals of your accident claim and exceed your expectations. We will provide excellent legal representation in an efficient, effective manner. Additionally, we will schedule a one-on-one meeting and lunch with you to thoroughly explore the facts of your case.
Please call 702-423-3333 to speak with one of our attorneys about filing a Las Vegas personal injury claim today. We will book your complimentary consultation as soon as possible.
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