Las Vegas, NV (December 16, 2021) – A pedestrian died after they were struck by a vehicle near Rancho Drive and Washington Avenue on Thursday afternoon, December 16.
According to reports from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, the incident happened around 12:45 p.m. on West Washington Avenue, just west of the Robin Street intersection and Rancho Drive.
At that time, the driver of an SUV was traveling westbound on Washington when a male pedestrian began crossing the street northbound. The man was then hit by the SUV’s driver.
The pedestrian was rushed to University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit with critical injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release his identity in the coming days, pending notification of kin.
The driver of the SUV remained at the scene to cooperate with authorities and did not show signs of impairment, though police said their investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Nevada
Although pedestrian deaths were lower in 2019 overall, they have increased more than 50% since reaching their lowest point, recorded in 2009. Unfortunately, the pedestrian fatality rate in and around the greater Las Vegas area, including Reno, has risen steadily in the last decade.
Driving under the influence and failure to yield the right-of-way are two of the leading cause of traffic accidents in the Silver State. Moreover, these two causes, along with distracted driving and speeding, are the top contributors to auto-pedestrian wrecks in Nevada. Pedestrian fatalities also account for nearly 20% of all vehicle accident deaths, per reports from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Major financial difficulties, long-term physical issues and disability, and severe emotional scarring 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.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer 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 personal injury 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 pedestrian accident lawyers in Las Vegas 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.
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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