Las Vegas, NV (May 20, 2022) – Las Vegas police were called to investigate a vehicle collision involving a teenager on the night of Tuesday, May 17th in front of a 7Eleven in the East Valley.
According to officials, at about 8:40 p.m., officers responded to the scene in the 3100th block of South Nellis Boulevard, in the area of East Desert Inn Road in response to reports of a teenage pedestrian being struck by the driver of a Dodge.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in non-critical condition.
The driver of the Dodge remained on the scene and cooperated with the police investigation.
South Nellis Boulevard, between East Vegas Valley Drive and West Desert Inn Road, was cordoned off while police worked to determine the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Auto-Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
In spite of the fact that death rates dropped in 2019, they have risen by over 50% since their lowest point in 2009. Sadly, the number of pedestrian deaths in and around Las Vegas, including Reno, Henderson, Sparks, and others, has slowly increased during the past decade.
Officials believe that drivers who fail to yield the right of way and drivers who are under the influence are two of the leading causes of auto-pedestrian collisions in the Silver State. Furthermore, these two negligent behaviors, along with speeding ad distracted driving, are preeminent causes of critical injuries or death to those on foot.
To make matters worse, data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety clearly shows that pedestrian deaths comprise roughly 20% of all vehicular fatalities across the state of Nevada and nationwide.
If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an auto-pedestrian crash, you likely have legal options for recovery available to you.
Please speak with a pedestrian injury lawyer in Las Vegas as quickly as possible after being injured or losing a family member in a pedestrian accident. Our skilled Las Vegas victim injury lawyers at the Eric Roy Law Firm will make certain that you are able to move ahead as worry-free as possible during this difficult time.
Along with scheduling an individualized session that includes lunch, we will gladly study the events surrounding your accident. Also, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers will give you guidance that matches your needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all your questions compassionately, accurately, and effectively.
We feel that injured victims and their families should never have to bear the burden caused by another person’s negligence. In other words, we will work diligently to secure the justice you deserve, as well as the financial recovery to which you’re entitled.
Our dedicated team knows how to navigate the Nevada legal system and has spent years fighting for victims and their families. Contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to serve you and yours in your time of need.
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