Las Vegas, NV (May 5, 2022) – According to authorities with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, at least one person was injured in a multi-car incident on Thursday afternoon, May 5.
Per initial statements provided by police, the incident occurred at 3:15 p.m. on eastbound Desert Inn Road at its intersection with University Center Drive, totally shutting down the area. Shortly later, medics arrived and treated at least one victim for injuries.
The number of people that were hurt and their current conditions are unknown, however. The incident is still being investigated, and further details are expected to be disclosed in the following days.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a complete recovery for all involved.
Injury Car Accidents in Nevada
Officials estimate that in only one year, the majority of fatal incidents in the Silver State were caused by drivers who were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, nearly 500 people died on Nevada’s roads last year as a result of DUI accidents, marking a 14-year high.
In May of 2021, the rate of serious injury collisions increased by more than 90%, with deadly accidents increasing by almost 120%. Nevada saw close to 390 traffic fatalities by the end of 2021, making last year the deadliest on our state’s roadways since 2006, per preliminary data released by officials in the Silver State.
This year, the numbers are even grimmer. Throughout Clark County, including Las Vegas and Reno, approximately 40 deaths were reported in the first two months of the year, a 36% increase from 2021 over the same span of time. It is undeniable that tragic car accidents are all too prevalent in Nevada.
Whether victims suffer serious injuries or even die as a result of these incidents, they pay a hefty price. However, if you’ve been affected by one of these preventable collisions, you may have legal recourse. In the event that you’ve been injured or experienced the loss of a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to get into contact with a Las Vegas auto accident lawyer as soon as you can.
You and your family will be able to move forward best possible position when you speak with a qualified Nevada personal injury lawyer from Eric Roy Law Firm. Our Las Vegas attorneys will treat you and your family with the utmost care and respect. We understand how terrible it is to suffer injuries in a crash or lose a loved one.
As a result, our main purpose is to fully comprehend your goals and provide outstanding legal services in a timely and effective manner. We will happily evaluate the facts surrounding your case and ensure that you have the strongest accident claim possible. Furthermore, our staff tailors our recommendations to your specific requirements. Now, you can be certain that we will answer all of your concerns and assist you in moving forward as smoothly as possible during this difficult time.
Our dedicated staff has fought to secure justice for victims and their families for a number of years. Please contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we may book your complimentary consultation as soon as possible.
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