Las Vegas, NV (December 28, 2021) – A 44-year-old man died after being hit by a box truck early Tuesday morning, December 28, in the east valley.
According to officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, units were sent to the area of Charleston Boulevard, close to Hollywood Boulevard and Tree Line Drive, around 5:30 a.m.
Per initial information from authorities at the scene, the fatal hit-and-run crash took place in the area. Police later discovered a GMC box truck believed to be involved and detained the driver, 34-year-old Jeffrey Dungo, in connection with the crash.
Dungo reportedly fled the scene after hitting and killing the pedestrian, whose identity has not been released. Charleston was closed down in both directions between Fogg Street and Hollywood while crews worked at the scene.
No other details were made available, but the accident remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Auto-Pedestrian Deaths in Nevada
Driving under the influence and failure to yield the right-of-way are two of the leading cause of traffic accidents in the Silver State. Moreover, these two causes, along with distracted driving and speeding, are the top contributors to auto-pedestrian wrecks in Nevada.
Even worse, pedestrian fatalities account for nearly 20% of all vehicle accident deaths, per reports from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Although deaths were lower in 2019 overall, they have increased more than 50% since reaching their lowest point, recorded in 2009.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian fatality rate in and around the greater Las Vegas area, including Reno, has risen steadily in the last decade.
Major financial difficulties, long-term physical issues and disability, and severe emotional scarring are just a few of the devastating circumstances victims endure. And when victims die as a result of these incidents, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Families must often cope with exorbitant medical and funerary expenses on top of grieving their loved ones.
Thankfully, if you’ve sustained injuries or lost someone you love in an auto-pedestrian accident, you may have legal options moving forward.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas
If you’ve been affected by one of these crashes, please contact a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you can. At Eric Roy Law Firm, our knowledgeable Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will ensure you can move forward during this stressful time.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session with lunch for you and yours, we will gladly review the facts of your case. Plus, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers will tailor our advice to match your needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all your questions effectively and compassionately.
We believe that victims and their families should never have to shoulder the costs of a crash caused by another driver’s negligence. And we will fight to secure the justice you deserve, as well as the fair compensation to which you’re entitled.
Our dedicated team knows how to navigate the Nevada legal system and has spent years fighting for victims and their families. Contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to serve you and yours in your time of need.
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