Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2022) – Police have now identified a man who died after being struck by a box truck driver early Tuesday morning, December 28, in the east valley.
Per officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, units responded to the area of Charleston Boulevard, close to Hollywood Boulevard and Tree Line Drive, around 5:30 a.m. for reports of a fatal hit-and-run.
Police later detained the driver, 34-year-old Jeffrey Dungo, in connection with the incident. Dungo reportedly fled the scene after hitting and killing the victim, now identified as 44-year-old Arturo Gomez.
Dungo is now in custody and facing several charges, including felony hit-and-run. The investigation remains active at this time, however, and further details have not been provided.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Arturo Gomez.
Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in Nevada
In 2021, the number of traffic fatalities went up nearly 18% from 2020, which included almost 90 pedestrians who were hit and killed.
Two of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Nevada are driving under the influence and failing to yield the right-of-way. Furthermore, along with inattentive driving and speeding, these factors are the leading causes of auto-pedestrian collisions in Nevada.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian fatality rate in and around the greater Las Vegas area, including Reno, has been rising steadily over the last decade.
Serious financial difficulties, long-term physical issues and disability, and severe emotional trauma are just a few of the devastating circumstances victims endure. And when victims die as a result of these incidents, their loved ones may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Families must often cope with exorbitant medical and funerary expenses on top of grieving their loved ones.
Thankfully, if you’ve sustained injuries or lost someone you love in an auto-pedestrian accident, you may have legal options moving forward.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Las Vegas
If you’ve been affected by one of these crashes, please contact a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you can. At Eric Roy Law Firm, our knowledgeable Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys will ensure you can move forward during this stressful time.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session with lunch for you and yours, we will gladly review the facts of your case. Plus, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers will tailor our advice to match your needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all your questions effectively and compassionately.
We believe that victims and their families should never have to shoulder the costs of a crash caused by another driver’s negligence. And we will fight to secure the justice you deserve, as well as the fair compensation 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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