Las Vegas, NV (October 4, 2022) – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports that a 15-year-old boy was critically injured when he was struck by a car early on Monday morning.
Around 5:45 a.m., police say, the adolescent was riding his bike east on Rochelle Avenue, close to Cimarron Road. Simultaneously, a vehicle in a white Ford Escape was heading south on Cimarron and about to reach the crossroads with Rochelle when the incident took place.
The teen was taken to the trauma department at University Medical Center by emergency medical services. According to authorities, the driver of the Ford remained at the crash scene and did not demonstrate any symptoms of impairment.
The LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section is still looking into the collision, however.
Our thoughts remain with the injured victim, as well as their family. We hope for their complete recovery.
Statistics on Bicycle Accidents in Las Vegas
The Nevada Department of Transportation reported that in 2016, roughly 6.5 bicyclists per million people were killed in traffic accidents inside the state. The number of fatalities involving these riders has increased dramatically over the previous decade in Las Vegas and the surrounding area.
Las Vegas, Reno, and Clark are among the top ten cities in the United States for the number of fatal bicycle accidents. High costs are borne by those who cause or are involved in catastrophic bicycle accidents. Their devastation is the product of a convergence of events, such as great poverty, physical or mental health concerns that prevent them from recuperating, or both.
Tragically, the families of bicyclists who are killed in accidents typically endure significant hardship in the absence of their loved one’s financial support. The death of a loved one in and of itself is a difficult experience; adding the responsibility of providing financial assistance for them can be even more tragic. Luckily, victims of bicycle accidents may have legal options open to them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Las Vegas, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Our personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas here at the Eric Roy Law Firm have decades of combined experience on which they can rely while representing clients in court. We would like to offer you and your loved ones a private lunch so we can better comprehend the circumstances surrounding your situation.
Our Las Vegas attorneys have extensive experience and provide individualized attention. You can trust that we will address your concerns quickly and fully. Careless drivers should always face the consequences, and the victims and their loved ones should never have to pay for their medical care out of pocket. The Eric Roy Law Firm will advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive just compensation.
For decades, our committed group has been assisting victims, and their loved ones in Nevada present their cases in court. Get in touch with us at 702-423-3333 to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. Do not hesitate to reach out to us; we will do everything we can to support you and your loved ones in your time of need.
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