Las Vegas, NV (June 27, 2022) – The motorist accused of DUI in a collision that resulted in the death of a bicyclist is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, and the deceased victim has also now been named.
On Friday, June 17, Raymond Perez-Hernandez, age 26, is suspected of striking and killing 41-year-old Abe Cruz Mendibles at the junction of Las Vegas Boulevard North and Pecos Road. Perez-Hernandez is charged with DUI resulting in death, reckless driving leading to death, and driving with a suspended license, according to the Las Vegas Metro Police.
The police did not identify the reason for his license suspension as of November 27, 2021. According to the police, Perez-Hernandez was driving too fast when he lost control and went up onto the sidewalk, striking and killing Mendibles. Currently, the inquiry is ongoing, but no additional information has been made public.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones and family members of Abe Cruz Mendibles.
Bicycle Crash Fatalities in Las Vegas
According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, about 800 bikers perished in crashes in 2016. The number of cyclists murdered in and around the greater Las Vegas area has steadily climbed over the last decade. In addition, about 70% of fatal bicycle accidents occur in urban areas, such as Las Vegas, Reno, Clark, and other places.
Tragically, the victims and their families suffer the weight of catastrophic or fatal bicycle accidents. They face a variety of devastations, including major financial challenges, long-term physical conditions and impairments that prevent victims from regaining their footing, and tremendous emotional distress.
When bicycle accident victims pass away, their loved ones may be put in an extremely terrible position. In addition to dealing with their sadness and grieving over the abrupt death of a loved one, families must often cope with expensive medical and burial bills. Those who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident may have legal recourse in the future. If you were hurt in one of these incidents, please contact a Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney immediately. Our skilled personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas at the Eric Roy Law Firm help ensure that you can move forward during this difficult time. In addition to arranging a special lunch for you and your family, we will gladly review the particulars of your situation.
In addition, our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers will tailor our advice to your particular circumstances. As a result, you can be certain that we will answer all of your inquiries with efficiency and compassion. We believe that victims and their families should never be required to pay for an accident caused by another driver’s negligence. You can trust that we will fight for your right to justice and fair compensation at Eric Roy.
Our committed team has navigated the Nevada legal system and advocated for victims and their families for years. Contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we may schedule your free consultation as soon as feasible. We are prepared to support you and your loved ones in your time of need.
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