Las Vegas, NV (September 5, 2022) – A report of a hit-and-run involving two cars was made to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at about 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5.
At 6:50 p.m., police arrived at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, but one of the cars had already departed the scene. According to reports, the second driver and their passenger were sent to a nearby hospital in Las Vegas for further examination. However, it is unknown how bad their wounds are at this time since paramedics have not commented on their condition. Metro PD is now conducting an investigation into the incident and has not disclosed any other details regarding the victims or the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the injured victims involved in today’s wreck.
Hit-and-Run Accidents Causing Severe Injuries in Las Vegas
On average, 29 people a day lose their lives in the United States due to drunk driving. While the annual mortality toll attributable to drunk driving in the United States has decreased by 30% over the last three decades, we are still talking about an average of over 10,000 people each year. The 2013 and 2014 Roadside Surveys conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) highlight the problem of drugged driving problem.
The authorities questioned a random sample of drivers throughout the 48 contiguous states to get their take on Saturday night driving. This research was presented to the relevant authorities and found that over 20% of weekend drivers tested positive for drugs that could impair driving. This is known as distracted driving, whenever a driver’s focus is taken off the road.
Drivers who are distracted by their phones, music players, or other electronic gadgets pose a threat to themselves and others on the road. The roughly 3,500 people who were killed in road accidents last year may partly be blamed on distracted drivers. Furthermore, there has been an 11 percent rise in hit-and-run accidents during the last decade.
Anyone who flees the scene of an accident they caused in Nevada faces up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine. However, if you sustain injuries in a car crash, you can have a legal claim for compensation. No client will ever be represented by an attorney at the Eric Roy Law Firm who does not act with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Our firm is fully committed to providing each client with in-depth, personalized service, and our attorneys have years of expertise, with a focus on Nevada and Las Vegas law.
Those who have suffered a whole loss as a result of another’s carelessness are our most valued clients. Call our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at 702-423-3333 if you’ve been hurt in Nevada and have questions regarding filing a claim, getting compensation, or pursuing justice. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was not your fault, our legal team will work tirelessly to ensure that you obtain the financial compensation you need to begin the road to recovery in a stress-free and easy manner.
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