Las Vegas, NV (May 3, 2022) – A pedestrian was hit by a car and suffered critical injuries in an accident that took place in the west Las Vegas Valley on Monday evening, May 2, according to officers with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
The collision was first reported around 8:15 p.m. and took place on westbound Charleston Boulevard, just east of Heavenly Hill Court and Durango Drive.
The LVMPD’s initial investigation revealed that a 34-year-old Las Vegas woman was crossing Charleston when the driver of a Dodge Charger traveling east struck her. Medics rushed the woman to an area hospital and described her injuries as critical. The driver of the Dodge, a 42-year-old woman, stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Officers do not suspect impairment as a factor in the wreck, though they say their investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Auto-Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Officials believe that driving while intoxicated and failing to yield the right-of-way are two of the most common reasons for auto-pedestrian accidents in the Silver State. Furthermore, these two factors, as well as inattentive driving and speeding, are leading causes of serious injury or death to pedestrians.
Even worse, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, pedestrian fatalities account for roughly 20% of all car accident deaths throughout Nevada and countrywide.
Despite the fact that death rates were lower in 2019, they have climbed by more than 50% since 2009, when they were at their lowest. Unfortunately, the number of pedestrian fatalities in and around Las Vegas, including Sparks, Henderson, Reno, and beyond, has gradually increased over the previous decade.
Victims face major financial hardships, long-term medical concerns, and profound emotional trauma, just to name a few of the tragic consequences. When victims succumb to injuries they sustain from these accidents, family members are often left in an extremely difficult situation. On top of grieving their loved ones, families may have to deal with excessive medical and funeral costs, as well as stressful negotiations with insurance companies.
But if you’ve sustained injuries or lost someone you love in an auto-pedestrian accident, you may have legal options moving forward.
Please call a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible if you’ve been injured in one of these collisions or have lost a loved one. Our experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at the Eric Roy Law Firm will ensure that you can move ahead as stress-free as possible during this difficult time.
In addition to scheduling a personalized session with lunch, we will gladly review the facts of your case. Plus, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers 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.
We believe that victims and their families should never have to shoulder the costs of a crash caused by another driver’s negligence. In other words, we will fight to secure the justice you deserve, as well as the fair compensation to which you’re entitled.
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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