Las Vegas, NV (January 12, 2022) – A man has died nearly two weeks after a Las Vegas truck accident that occurred on Friday morning, December 31, in the east valley, per reports from officers.
Officers were called to the accident, which happened at Stewart Avenue and Mojave Road, around 9:00 a.m. Initial reports indicated that the driver of a 2020 Volvo semi-truck was traveling westbound on Stewart when they turned left into the intersection, colliding with a 2004 Ford E-350 van traveling east.
The van’s driver, identified only as a 68-year-old man, was transported to University Medical Center by ambulance. On Wednesday, police were notified that the man died of his injuries over the weekend. His identity has not yet been made available, however.
The semi-truck driver stayed on the scene to cooperate with authorities and wasn’t impaired, though it’s unclear if citations or charges were filed.
The investigation remains active at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Nevada
According to reports released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, large commercial vehicles were involved in approximately 345,000 accidents across the country in just one year alone.
Of those accidents, almost 4,000 ended in fatalities, and an estimated 100,000 involving tractor-trailers left victims seriously injured.
Unfortunately, these wrecks are a daily fact of life in Nevada. This is particularly true when it comes to the busy streets of Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, and beyond.
After a serious accident, especially those involving large commercial vehicles, victims typically face serious financial roadblocks on top of long-term physical issues and serious emotional trauma. When victims succumb to their injuries, their grieving family members must cope with expensive medical and funerary costs.
But if you’ve sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a preventable truck accident, you may have legal recourse. Please contact a Las Vegas truck accident attorney at your earliest convenience to learn more about your options.
It is our legal team’s belief that victims and their families should get their maximum amount of financial compensation. This compensation can cover losses moving forward so that victims never have to pay out of pocket.
Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney
By retaining the assistance of a Las Vegas personal injury attorney from Eric Roy Law Firm, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. In the aftermath of a truck accident that’s occurred through no fault of a victim’s own, it’s important that their loved ones have a place to turn in their time of need.
Don’t let an insurance adjuster determine the outcome of your claim or force you to accept less than the compensation you deserve after you’ve suffered from another party’s negligent actions. And avoid attempting negotiations with large commercial contractors or truck companies that don’t have your best interests in mind.
At Eric Roy Law Firm, you can speak with one of our Las Vegas truck accident lawyers at your earliest convenience. Our mission is to understand your objectives and to exceed your expectations, so you can rest assured that we will deliver superior legal services in a timely and efficient manner.
Our dedicated legal team has spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Please contact us at 702-423-3333 so that we can schedule your free consultation for personalized, effective legal aid as soon as possible.
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