Las Vegas, NV (June 17, 2022) – According to Las Vegas Metro Police records, a serious hit-and-run incident occurred near the downtown region of Las Vegas on Friday evening, June 17, injuring one person.
One driver allegedly collided with another car and then left the site of the wreck before officers could report to the scene. The accident happened on Pecos Road northbound at Alto Avenue. Emergency services and medics from a nearby medical center arrived on the scene at 11:05 p.m. and began aiding persons who seemed to be injured. Two motorists were said to have been in the crash, according to LVMPD officials, including the hit-skip driver. Officials further said that one of the drivers or passengers needed emergency medical attention and was brought to a local medical facility by ambulance.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding today’s wreck is still ongoing, and no new information concerning the number of people wounded or the cause of the accident has been released. Metro Police encouraged witnesses or passers-by who were there at the time of the collision to contact them.
We’re thinking about the people who were hurt in this awful hit-and-run accident and wish them a speedy recovery.
Hit-Skip Accidents Across Las Vegas
In Nevada, many of the 40,000 car accidents that occur each year are the result of hit-and-run drivers who flee the scene. According to a recent study, Nevada is one of the states with the highest rates of deadly hit-and-run events in the whole nation. At a time when the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that a hit-and-run accident occurs on U.S. highways around once per minute, this is a particularly depressing figure.
This statistic, along with an increase in the frequency of incidents involving hit-and-run drivers in Nevada, raises serious concerns about the state’s current traffic situation. As many as 2,070 persons were killed by these incidents in 2016, the highest number ever recorded and an increase of about 67% from the previous year. A total of 1,395 persons lost their lives in these tragedies in 2009.
Car accident victims may face severe financial hardships, excruciating physical discomfort as a consequence of serious injuries, and a lengthy recovery period that might last weeks or months, not to mention the intense emotional distress that can accompany such a tragedy. Another problem is that if the person who caused the accident fled the site without providing aid or information, it might be difficult for the victim to get help, which could make the situation much more difficult. That is why it is imperative that anybody injured in a hit-and-run accident in Las Vegas contact a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible.
The main goal of our legal team here at the Eric Roy Law Firm is to not only meet, but to far surpass, the requirements and standards you have set for your case. Personal injury cases are the major focus of the Eric Roy Law Firm‘s array of practice areas. As a consequence, our lawyers are well-versed in Nevada’s legal system and state legislation.
Moreover, our legal team has spent a tremendous amount of time, effort, and attention defending victims and their families who have been victimized by careless drivers. As soon as you’re ready, contact our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at 702-423-3333 to learn more about your legal options for pursuing financial compensation for your losses.
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