Las Vegas, NV (September 15, 2022) – On Thursday, September 15th, a fatal collision was reported at the 215 Beltway and Hualapai Way. The deadly accident occurred on the eastbound side of the beltway near Hualapai at 6:30 a.m., according to Nevada State Police.
The 215 was reduced to one lane between Ann Road and Hualapai, according to RTC. Per the NSP, a white Honda Civic was heading westbound when it failed to remain in its lane and drove over a rock barrier and into the eastbound vehicle lanes.
The automobile continued traveling in the opposite direction until its left side crashed with the right side wall, and it continued driving against the wall until it struck a crash cushion, collided with at least two other cars, and came to a rest on the Hualapai westbound off-ramp.
The driver was only identified as a 68-year-old Las Vegas man. He was rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition but died shortly after his arrival. At least two additional people were checked for injuries at the site by EMTs, although their conditions are unclear.
Police said that they did not suspect impairment and that the driver may have had a medical episode. The probe is still active and continuing.
At this time, we would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the deceased victim’s family. In the hopes of a full recovery, our sympathies are with the wounded victims and their families.
Nevada’s Rate of Fatal Wrong-Way Accidents
When two cars crash head-on, particularly when it comes to wrong-way incidents, the passengers are at risk of suffering injuries ranging from minor to severe or even fatal. The speed, weight, and size of the vehicles involved will eventually play the most significant effect on the kind and extent of these injuries.
Some of the most significant injuries caused by wrong-way collisions and other serious accidents in Nevada include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries
- TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Facial contusions
- Compound or hairline fractures of the bones
- Injuries to the lower limbs
- Burns of the first, second, or third degree
- Internal organ dysfunction, bleeding, or bruising
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and other types of emotional suffering or mental trauma
Head-on accidents can result in serious injuries that may have far-reaching and even life-long consequences. Injured victims should always seek quick medical assistance after a wrong-way collision. Any delay may exacerbate any latent injuries and make it more difficult for you to get full financial recompense.
Financial compensation for head-on or wrong-way collisions in Nevada may include:
- Existing and anticipated medical expenditures
- Suffering and pain
- Lost wages and diminished or lost earning potential
- Emotional discomfort
Our comprehensive grasp of Nevada laws and physics as they apply to a head-on collision and our proactive legal strategies provide our clients with the greatest possibility of a successful settlement of their personal injury claim.
The personal injury attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to get the justice and compensation to which they are legally entitled. Call our Nevada personal injury lawyers at 702-423-3333 right now to discuss your possible case with a member of our legal team.
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