Las Vegas, NV (June 28, 2022) – On Tuesday, June 28, Las Vegas Police officers responded to a major collision involving a car and a pedestrian that occurred along East Tropicana Avenue and Duke Ellington Way, right in front of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
According to Lt. Boxler of the LVMPD, police went to the site of the vehicle collision after getting reports of it in the late afternoon, and authorities stated that both the pedestrian and the vehicle driver were brought to a local hospital.
Boxler noted that the pedestrian was in critical condition. The degree of the driver’s injuries is yet unknown to the police, however. Tropicana was blocked from Las Vegas Boulevard to Koval Lane in the direction of eastbound traffic while the on-scene investigation was ongoing and active. No additional details have been made available to the public at this time.
We extend our deepest condolences to the two wounded victims and their families, and we hope that they both make a full recovery.
Nevada Pedestrian Accidents Involving Serious Injuries
The Nevada Department of Transportation said that 2021 was the worst year since 2005 for death and injury-causing automobile accidents in the Silver State. In fact, by the end of December of the previous year, almost 400 individuals had died on Nevada’s streets, a 22 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, around 250 individuals were murdered in Clark County, where the tendency was far worse.
Unfortunately, excessive speed and impaired driving were the leading causes of these fatal collisions, especially those involving pedestrians. In addition, pedestrian deaths are on the increase across the state, with up to 85 people predicted to have perished by the time the final tally and statistics for 2021 are compiled.
In the event that a victim is struck by a driver who is not paying attention, they are far more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries or die. Such accidents may leave victims with chronic, crippling injuries and anguish. If victims recover completely, they may be overburdened by the rapidly growing costs of medical care, missed income, and lost future wages, in addition to other related expenses.
When a pedestrian is killed, his or her grieved family is burdened with exorbitant medical and burial costs. You have alternatives if you or a loved one were wounded or died in an avoidable accident. If you were harmed in a pedestrian collision in the greater Las Vegas area, you must obtain legal representation promptly. The pedestrian accident attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm in Las Vegas are well aware of the financial and emotional toll a sudden tragedy like this can have on the victim and his or her family. In addition, we defend injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis because we believe that no one should be refused legal counsel due to a lack of funds.
In other words, we will not collect any payment from you until your case is won in court. Our dedicated staff is ready to put our years of experience and extensive knowledge to work for you. Remember that you and your loved ones are not alone at this difficult time. Call us at 702-423-3333, and we’ll schedule your free consultation as soon as your schedule allows, so you may regain your freedom and livelihood, and most importantly, fight for the justice to which you are entitled.
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