Las Vegas, NV (June 13, 2022) – On Sunday night, June 12, a 45-year-old motorcyclist died after being struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred on North Rainbow Boulevard, just south of Yorktown Road, at around 10:45 p.m.
Police report that the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja when another driver, identified only as a 31-year-old woman, traveling in the opposite direction and in a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu started to turn left, crossing the path of the motorcycle. The collision threw the motorcyclist off his bike, causing him to sustain critical injuries.
The man was rushed to University Medical Center, where his condition remained critical. On Monday, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, according to authorities. The investigation remains active at this time, and it’s unclear if citations or charges will be filed against the other motorist.
We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the deceased man’s family.
Deaths in Las Vegas Motorcycle Crashes
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fatality rate in the United States is around 15 per 100,000 people. In contrast, motorcyclists suffer a substantially higher risk of serious injury or death in traffic accidents. Moreover, per NHTSA data and figures from authorities throughout the Silver State, more than 72% of people involved in motorbike accidents die.
In a single year, well over 40 motorcyclists were killed in Nevada. Further evidence suggests that motorcycle mortality rates fell last year, after rising steadily over the previous decade, though motorcycle fatalities remain a tragic but unavoidable part of life in Nevada. This is particularly apt on the congested streets of Reno, Las Vegas, Clark, and Carson City. The terrible circumstances of these wrecks significantly impact the victims and their relatives. In fact, those who have been affected by these situations may experience emotional and financial hardships.
Families who have lost loved ones in these disasters may be in a situation that is overwhelming and very distressing. In many instances, families must bear the burden of excessive medical and funeral costs. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or the loss of your loved one. Do not hesitate to call a Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney if any of these instances have had a substantial impact on your life.
At the Eric Roy Law Firm in Las Vegas, our competent personal injury attorneys can help you go on with your life after such a traumatic event. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Las Vegas would be delighted to review the specifics of your case and tailor our suggestions to meet the needs you have articulated. What’s more, you can depend on us to provide answers to your most difficult questions and to guide you through this trying, frustrating period of your life.
Years of committed effort fighting for the rights of persons injured or killed in motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others have provided us with a unique viewpoint and wealth of expertise that we will now put to work for you. Please call us at 702-423-3333 to book a free consultation for you and your family.
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