Las Vegas, NV (June 13, 2022) – A major hit-and-run crash reportedly took place in downtown Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, June 13, injuring one person, according to Las Vegas Metro Police reports.
Before fleeing the scene, one motorist is claimed to have collided with another vehicle. The incident occurred between Edna Avenue and Sahara Avenue, in the center lanes of northbound/southbound Durango Drive. At 3:45 p.m., emergency personnel and medics from Las Vegas arrived on the site and started assisting those who appeared to be hurt. LVMPD officers report that two or three drivers were involved in the collision, and one of them fled the scene before police arrived. Officials further added that one of the drivers or passengers required immediate medical treatment and was transported by ambulance to a nearby medical center.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding today’s crash is still underway, and there has been no recent information revealed about the number of individuals injured or the cause of the accident. Witnesses or passers-by who were there at the time of the accident were asked to contact Metro Police.
We’re thinking about the victims of this tragic hit-and-run wreck and wish them a swift recovery.
Hit-and-Run Traffic Collisions Throughout Las Vegas
Hit-and-run drivers are to blame for a considerable proportion of the automobile collisions that take place in the state of Nevada on an annual basis. In fact, according to research that was recently released, Nevada is one of the states that has one of the highest rates of fatal hit-and-run occurrences across the whole country.
This is an especially disheartening development when one considers that the most current figures from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggest that hit-and-run incidents occur on U.S. highways at a rate of around once per minute. This fact, in conjunction with the fact that the number of accidents involving hit-and-run driving in Nevada has surged, makes the state’s predicament an extremely concerning one.
In 2016, these occurrences were responsible for the deaths of around 2,070 people, which is the largest number ever reported and represents an almost 67% rise from 2009. In 2009, the number of people who died as a result of these incidents was roughly 1,395. As a direct result of the collision, victims of such catastrophic car accidents may have extreme financial difficulties, tremendous physical pain from significant injuries, and a difficult healing process that may endure for weeks or months, not to mention the profound mental anguish or misery associated with such an accident.
In addition, if the individual who was responsible for the accident runs from the scene of the collision without giving the victim assistance or information, the victim may not know where to turn for assistance, which would make the situation much more complicated. As a consequence of this, you should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas as soon as possible if you have been wounded in an accident involving a hit-and-run driver. The Eric Roy Law Firm’s primary objective is to not only satisfy the criteria and expectations you have established for your case but also to far exceed those expectations and standards.
In addition, the Eric Roy Law Firm has its primary concentration on personal injury litigation in Southern Nevada. As a result, our attorneys are well familiar with the legal system in Nevada as well as the applicable state statutes. Our highly qualified legal team has, over the course of a number of years at this point, committed a significant amount of time, effort, and attention to fiercely representing victims and the families of those who have been wronged by negligent motorists. When you are ready, call our experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at 702-423-3333 to discuss the possibility of immediately filing a claim for compensation for your injuries.
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