Las Vegas, NV (June 30, 2022) – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is looking for a hit-and-run motorist after a pedestrian was killed in a crash on East Sahara Avenue near Chapman Drive on Wednesday night, June 29.
Evidence at the site and witness testimony suggested that the driver of a four-door sedan was heading eastbound on Sahara Avenue, east of Chapman Drive when a pedestrian was crossing the roadway. According to police, the driver then hit the pedestrian, causing them to be thrown forward onto the ground. The car involved in the crash did not stay at the site, per investigators, and was last seen driving eastward on Sahara Avenue.
The pedestrian was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and declared dead. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Crash Investigation Section of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. An active investigation is resuming at this time.
We express our heartfelt sympathies to the relatives and loved ones of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Crash Deaths in Las Vegas
The Nevada Department of Transportation projects that 2021 will be the worst year for car accidents that result in fatalities and injuries in the Silver State since 2005. In actuality, there had been a 23% rise in roadway deaths in Nevada by the end of December of the previous year, totaling close to 390 or more deaths. Additionally, in Clark County, where the trend was noticeably worse, over 240 individuals died.
Unfortunately, excessive speed and drunk driving were the main contributors to these deadly collisions, especially those involving pedestrians. Up to 80 people may have passed away by the time the final tally and data for 2021 are gathered due to the fact that pedestrian deaths are proliferating across the state. Sadly, a person struck by a driver who is distracted, from texting or talking on the phone to fiddling with the radio, is far more likely to die or get serious injuries. Such occurrences may leave victims with serious, long-lasting physical as well as emotional anguish.
Even if victims completely recover, they could still have to deal with the rapidly growing costs of medical care, missed wages, and future pay, in addition to other related expenses. When a pedestrian dies, the victim’s family must pay enormous medical and burial costs. However, you have choices if an accident that might have been avoided harmed or killed you or a loved one. Get legal representation as quickly as you can if you were hurt in a pedestrian collision in the greater Las Vegas area.
The Eric Roy Law Firm’s Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys are aware of the psychological and financial toll that a sudden tragedy like this can have on the victim and his or her family. Furthermore, since we think no one should be refused legal representation due to financial limitations, we represent injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we will not collect any money from you until your case is successfully resolved and you get the recompense to which you’re entitled.
Our hardworking team is eager to put their years of expertise and comprehensive knowledge to work for you. Remember that you and your family are not alone at this trying time. Call us at 702-423-3333, and we’ll arrange your free consultation as soon as possible, so you may reclaim your freedom and livelihood, and most importantly, fight for the justice you deserve.
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