Las Vegas, NV (July 19, 2022) – On Tuesday, July 19, a hit-and-run collision that caused at least one injury took place on a nearby city road, according to the most current police data.
Before police arrived at the site of a collision between Craig Road and Nellis Boulevard, one of the drivers fled the area. Around 8:50 a.m., EMS units and emergency professionals from a nearby hospital arrived and began helping the victims. Two drivers were involved in the collision, one of whom reportedly fled the scene, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and local officials. According to police accounts, paramedics allegedly transported one of the drivers or passengers to a nearby hospital.
Due to the ongoing investigation, it is still unclear how many people were harmed. The LVMPD asks anybody who saw the accident or was a bystander to contact them straight away.
We wish the victims of this hit-and-run all the best in their recovery.
Accidents in Las Vegas Caused by Hit-Skip Drivers
Many people who cause car accidents try to avoid taking responsibility for the harm they cause by leaving the accident site. These “hit-and-run” drivers commit horrible crimes that leave other drivers injured or killed, or with expensive repair and medical bills.
Also known as hit-skip crashes, the numbers for these incidents released in 2018 by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicated a concerning rise in the frequency of hit-and-run accidents. It is believed that there is one hit-and-run incident that takes place per minute in the United States. And since 2006, the yearly average number of hit-and-run incidents has climbed to well over 680,000. This represents a significant increase from the previous year.
In 2016, these events were responsible for the deaths of at least 2,050 people, reflecting a 60% increase in fatalities since 2009. What’s more, during the preceding decade, the hit-and-run accident rate increased by around 7% on an annual basis, on average. In Nevada, hit-and-run drivers may be apprehended and punished with a misdemeanor. Those convicted may face up to six months in prison and a maximum $2,000 fine. However, the charge may be increased to a Category B felony if the accident results in considerable property damage, serious injury, or death.
After being involved in one of these awful hit-and-run accidents, you do, thankfully, have legal options available to you. The Eric Roy Law Firm is committed to surpassing your expectations in every facet of our representation of you and your loved ones in a personal injury lawsuit, and this commitment extends to every facet of our service. Needless to say, we will spare no effort in order to guarantee the highest possible results for you. Because of our devotion to our clients, the legal personnel at our firm has an extraordinary understanding of both Nevada law and Las Vegas law.
Our firm has invested a significant amount of time and effort into representing and defending our clients who have been injured as a result of the negligent actions of a third party. Get in touch with our personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas at 702-423-3333 right away to learn more about your legal options for submitting a claim for damages and securing full and fair compensation for such claims.
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