Las Vegas, NV (August 21, 2022) – The death of a person late on Saturday night in the southwest valley is being investigated by Metro Police, who says the victim had fallen from an electric scooter and been hit by a car.
According to a press release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the collision occurred at 11:45 p.m. on South Jones Boulevard and West Tropicana Avenue. The police said that a 2014 Honda CR-V was traveling south on Jones in the right lane before hitting the pedestrian on the left.
A news release added that evidence indicated the person was riding the scooter and had fallen in the street directly before the incident. According to the police, paramedics rushed to the site and pronounced the victim deceased. The police did not specify the person’s gender or provide any other identifying information beyond saying they had no identification.
An investigation remains ongoing, and it’s unclear if the driver involved will be issued a citation or face charges.
Our hearts go out to the deceased victim’s loved ones, and we extend our deepest condolences.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Las Vegas Accidents
The number of fatalities and injuries caused by vehicles in Nevada is expected to increase in 2021, according to projections made by the state’s Department of Transportation. After 2005’s peak performance, 2021 is projected to be abysmal by comparison. Nearly 30% more individuals were killed on Nevada’s roadways in 2017 than in 2016, bringing the total number of fatalities to 370. More than 250 persons lost their lives in accidents involving pedestrians in Clark County, which has seen an unfortunate increase in this tragic trend.
Both driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving at unsafe speeds contributed to these tragic events. The pedestrians were maimed or perhaps killed in these accidents. Officials estimate that by the end of 2021, depending on the final number and statistics, up to ninety pedestrians may have been murdered in the state.
Distracted driving greatly increases the likelihood of an accident involving a pedestrian. Activities like texting, talking on the phone, and fiddling with the radio are all included here. However, it gets much worse since the victims of the disaster must deal with ongoing mental pain, physical injury, and enormous financial costs. Even if they make a full recovery, victims may still have to pay for their treatment and lost income.
If you or a loved one have been wounded or lost a loved one due to a disaster that could have been avoided, there may be choices available to you. You should speak with a local attorney if you or a loved one were injured or died in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas. Our pedestrian accident attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm in Las Vegas understand the life-altering effects of such an incident. Because we believe that no one should be refused legal counsel due to a lack of finances, we also represent injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis.
We think that everyone, regardless of income level, should have the opportunity to seek legal representation. We only get paid if we win your case and you collect the money you are owed. Use our expertise and understanding to your advantage, and remember that you are not alone in tackling this difficulty, either on your own or with the people you care about. It is important that you call us at (702) 423-3333 as soon as possible so that we can schedule your free consultation and begin working with you to pursue the compensation you are owed.
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