Las Vegas, NV (June 8, 2022) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by an automobile in the Las Vegas area on Tuesday evening, June 7, according to police.
On Tuesday night at around 10:30 p.m., the incident occurred on Maryland Parkway, just south of East Reno Avenue. Metro Police reported in their preliminary investigation that the driver of a Volkswagen sedan was northbound on Maryland when they struck a pedestrian crossing the roadway.
The pedestrian was declared dead at the site of the crash after resuscitation efforts by medical personnel failed. Identifying details about the victim, as well as the events leading up to the wreck, remain unknown.
According to police, the driver remained at the scene and showed no indications of intoxication. Metro’s Crash Investigation Section is investigating the circumstances around the collision.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatalities Reported in Las Vegas Pedestrian Wrecks
According to official statements, the Nevada Department of Transportation’s preliminary state numbers indicates that 2021 was the grimmest year for deadly or injury-causing car accidents in the Silver State since 2006. In fact, by the end of December, roughly 395 individuals had died on Nevada’s streets, signifying a more than 20% increase over the previous year.
Around 255 people were killed in and around Clark County, where the situation was even direr. Unfortunately, excessive speed and driving impairment were the major causes of these deadly events, especially when pedestrians were involved.
Pedestrian fatalities are also climbing throughout the state, with over 75 individuals dying in 2021 alone. When a victim is hit by an irresponsible motorist, they are at a far higher risk of suffering significant, life-threatening injuries or even death.
Accidents of this kind often leave victims with chronic, long-term physical ailments that may endure the rest of their lives. If victims recover completely from their injuries, they may be astonished by the rapidly escalating costs of medical care, lost income and future wages, and other connected expenses. When a pedestrian is killed, the devastated family members are forced to spend enormous medical and burial costs, all while trying to grieve their dead loved one. As a result, if you have been wounded or lost a loved one in an accident that might have been avoided, you must contact a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.
Our Nevada pedestrian accident attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm understand the financial and emotional toll that an unexpected tragedy like this can have on a victim and his or her family. Furthermore, we represent wounded clients and their families on a contingency fee basis because we think that no one should be refused adequate legal counsel because of financial restraints. In other words, we only accept your payment if we win the litigation.
You have the right to competent legal representation, and our devoted team is ready to put our years of knowledge to work for you. Remember that you and your family do not have to cope with this trying time on your own. Call us at 702-423-3333 and we will schedule your free consultation as soon as possible so that you can get back on your feet and truly secure the justice to which you’re fully entitled.
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