Las Vegas, NV (March 3, 2022) – Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that a moped rider suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with another car north of downtown Las Vegas on Thursday morning, March 3.
The accident was initially reported around 7:15 a.m. and happened on Las Vegas Boulevard near Washington Avenue, said Officer Misael Parra with the LVMPD.
Officers said an 83-year-old man was riding a 2015 Taizhou moped south on Las Vegas Boulevard when he entered a left turn lane to enter Cashman Center. As he tried to turn left, the driver of a 2019 Ford Fusion heading north crashed into his moped, per a statement released by the LVMPD.
The rider was rushed to UMC by ambulance and remains in critical condition, police added. The driver of the Ford was also taken to UMC with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation, and officers are still working to piece together the events surrounding the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Motorcycle & Moped Accidents in Nevada
Authorities with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that nearly 13 passenger vehicles out of every 100,000 are involved in a fatal accident. Unfortunately, motorcyclists and those who ride mopeds or scooters are at a much higher risk of serious injury and death.
In fact, crashes involving a motorcycle have a fatality rate of more than 70 per 100,000. Throughout the state of Nevada, there were over 50 motorcycle fatalities in just one year alone. This figure marks a decrease from the previous year, though motorcycle fatality rates over the past decade have been steadily rising.
Sadly, it’s all too clear that serious or even deadly motorcycle accidents in Nevada are an unfortunate fact of life, particularly on the busy streets of Reno, Las Vegas, Clark, Carson City, and beyond. Furthermore, when it comes to these fatal accidents, victims and their families pay the price in the aftermath.
Moreover, those affected often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. When victims die as a result of these incidents, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Families must often endure exorbitant medical and funerary expenses. From lifelong debilitation and disabilities for victims to severe trauma for those left behind when victims pass away, those affected are left to pick up the pieces.
Thankfully, if you’ve sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may have legal recourse.
Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been affected by one of these crashes, please contact a Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyer at your earliest convenience. Our knowledgeable Las Vegas personal injury attorneys from Eric Roy Law Firm ensure you can move forward during this devastating time.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session and lunch with every client, we will gladly review the facts surrounding your case. Plus, our Las Vegas injury accident lawyers will tailor our advice to match your needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all your questions and help you move forward during this devastating time as smoothly as possible.
Our dedicated team has spent years fighting for both victims and their families after they’ve suffered from motorcycle accidents that have occurred through no fault of their own. Contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help you in your time of need.
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