Las Vegas, NV (September 2, 2022) – On Friday, September 2, at about 11:00 p.m., a hit-and-run accident occurred at the intersection of Pecos Road and Cheyenne Boulevard, prompting an investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
A woman was hit by a car, and the driver allegedly fled the scene without providing assistance, according to the police. Despite the best efforts of the Las Vegas area’s EMTs, the woman was declared dead at the site before she could be taken to a hospital. During the on-scene phase of the investigation, police blocked Cheyenne in both directions between Pecos and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to the deceased woman’s loved ones and family members.
Las Vegas’s Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents & Victim Deaths
Traffic-related fatalities and injuries are expected to rise in Nevada in 2021, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. These dismal tendencies are projected to worsen in 2021 compared to their zenith in 2002. The total number of fatalities on Nevada’s roadways rose to 370 in 2017 from 280 in 2016, according to official statistics. More than 250 people have lost their lives in incidents involving pedestrians in Clark County over the last decade, which is quite worrisome.
Worse, both drunk driving and excessive speeding contributed to the severity of these tragic collisions. There was an increase in the number of injuries and fatalities among pedestrians in these accidents. There may have been as many as 95 pedestrian deaths in the state by the end of 2021, according to authorities; however, this estimate and the precise data are still up for debate. Obviously, inattentive driving greatly increases the risk of accidents involving pedestrians. Distracted driving encompasses a wide range of dangerous behaviors, including texting, talking on the phone, and fiddling with the radio while operating a vehicle. These accident victims already have to deal with the trauma of the event as well as the physical injuries and financial costs.
In the event of a complete recovery, victims may still be required to pay for their own medical expenses and lost income. If you or a loved one were wounded in an accident that might have been avoided, or if someone you care about was killed, you may have legal recourse. If you or a loved one were harmed or died in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas, you should see a local attorney. The Eric Roy Law Firm in Las Vegas represents pedestrian accident victims because we understand how devastating a pedestrian accident can be for our clients. To further our belief that no one should be refused legal representation due to their inability to pay, we also accept cases for injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis.
All clients, regardless of their ability to pay, should have access to competent legal representation, in our opinion. As a consequence, you won’t owe us anything until we really end up recovering funds for you. Use the resources we have provided and have faith in your ability to overcome this obstacle with the help of our group. Call us at (702) 423-3333 right now to schedule your free consultation and get started on seeking the compensation to which you are entitled.
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