Las Vegas, NV (May 22, 2022) – A 65-year-old man died following his involvement in a collision in northwest Las Vegas on Thursday, May 20th.
According to a statement released by the Metropolitan Police Department,.officers were dispatched at about 7:00 a.m.to West Craig Road in the area of Ivory Circle. An investigation determined that a Ram 1500 was traveling eastbound on West Craig Road directly behind a Toyota Tacoma.
The driver of the Ram, a 34-year-old male, took his eyes off the roadway to reach for a beverage on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. It was at that point that the Ram slammed into the rear of the Toyota. The impact redirected the Toyota onto the sidewalk where it collided with a light pole.
The driver of the Toyota, a 65-year-old male, was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center. He passed away on Sunday.
Police said that the driver of the Ram, who was unharmed during the incident, displayed no signs of impairment.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Rear-End Collisions in Nevada
Rear-end accidents are one of the most common kinds of vehicle collisions in the United States and they typically leave their victims with serious injuries. If you or a member of your family was injured in a rear-end accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a report stating that the biggest contributing factors in rear-end crashes are:
- Exceeding the posted speed limit
- Stop-and-go traffic
- Aggressive driving (road rage)
- Mechanical failures
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while distracted (making phone calls, texting, personal grooming, et al.)
A considerable number of rear-end crashes are due to drivers who follow the vehicle in front of them too closely. Although it is mostly true that the striking driver in a rear-end accident is often at-fault, these types of collisions can cause pile-up accidents involving several vehicles, making it extremely challenging to determine liability.
Rear-end accidents are not uncommon. Most people have been involved in one at one point or another but this doesn’t make them any less serious since they routinely cause injuries to those involved.
Some of the injuries that are most commonly seen following a rear-end crash include:
- Soft tissue damage, such as whiplash
- Disc herniation in the spine
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
If you or someone you love was injured in a rear-end collision that stemmed from another person’s negligent or reckless actions, we strongly urge you to seek legal guidance as soon as possible to find out what steps you need to take to secure compensation for damages such as:
- Current and anticipated medical costs
- Recovery of lost earnings and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
We ask that you please contact our rear-end accident attorneys in Nevada at the number 702-423-3333 so that we may organize a session to examine your claim at no expense to you.
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