Las Vegas, NV (September 11, 2022) – On September 11 around 12:20 p.m., two vehicles were involved in a hit-and-run that was reported to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
At 12:30 p.m., police arrived near the scene at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive, but one of the cars had already left the scene of the crash. The second driver and passenger were sent to another Las Vegas hospital for further examination.
However, the severity of the victims’ injuries is now unknown due to the fact that the responding EMT crew has not supplied any information on the matter. Since the Metro PD is currently looking into the incident, no other details about the victims or the circumstances have been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims involved in today’s hit-and-run accident.
Las Vegas’s Hit-and-Run Accidents & Victims
Regrettably, at least 38 people lose their lives every single day in the United States due to alcohol-impaired driving. While the average annual mortality toll attributable to drunk driving in the United States has decreased by 30% over the last three decades, it still averages over 10,000. The 2013 and 2014 results of NHTSA’s Roadside Surveys on Drugged Driving are presented.
Across the 48 contiguous states, officials surveyed drivers to get a feel for how they felt about driving late on a Saturday night. On the other hand, the survey handed over to the proper authorities found that over 22 percent of weekend drivers tested positive for substances that might impair driving. Driving while distracted occurs when a driver’s focus is taken off the road.
Distracted drivers pose a threat to pedestrians and other motorists. These motorists include those who are occupied with their mobile phones, music players, or other electronic gadgets. Distracted driving may have been a factor in the deaths of some of the over 3,500 people who were killed on American roadways in 2017. The number of hit-and-run accidents has increased by 11% during the last decade. Depending on the circumstances, anyone found guilty of fleeing the scene of an accident they caused in Nevada may face up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,000.
But if you’ve been hurt in a car crash, you may be able to file a claim for damages. At the Eric Roy Law Firm, we defend our clients with only the most reliable, considerate, and hardworking attorneys. Our legal team has extensive knowledge of Nevada and Las Vegas law, and we are committed to meeting the unique needs of each client we serve. Our most important clients are those who have suffered a significant financial loss due to the carelessness of others.
Get in touch with our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at 702-423-3333 if you’ve been hurt in Nevada and want to learn about your legal options for filing a claim, being compensated, and pursuing justice. If you or someone you care about has been seriously hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our legal team will fight tirelessly to get the financial compensation you need to start healing as soon as possible, without any unnecessary hassle or delay.
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