Las Vegas, NV (August 9, 2022) – The fourth pedestrian-involved collision on local valley roadways occurred Tuesday morning, August 9th, according to police, and left one woman dead.
According to authorities, a 50-year-old Las Vegas woman was killed in the accident along East Washington Avenue and Mt. Hood Street just before 8:30 a.m. Witnesses report that the 31-year-old male driver of a purple Chrysler was traveling east on Washington when he left the road and hit a curb. Authorities say that his vehicle then drove onto a sidewalk, colliding with numerous light posts and an electrical box before crossing the junction on Fairchild Street.
The motorist then proceeded through the junction and onto the sidewalk, where the female pedestrian was struck. The motorist was arrested, and the pedestrian was declared dead at the site of the incident by EMTs.
The death is the 88th traffic-related fatality under the jurisdiction of the LVMPD in 2022. An investigation is currently underway, and no additional details about the identities of those involved have been made public.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the deceased woman’s family members and loved ones.
Pedestrian Accident Fatalities in Las Vegas
The number of fatal and serious, injury-causing vehicle accidents in Nevada is predicted to hit an all-time high in 2021, making it the worst year since 2005, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Nevada had 370 road deaths by the end of December the previous year, an almost 30% rise over the year prior. In point of fact, around 250 people were killed in Clark County, where this heinous trend is on the upswing.
Drunk driving and excessive speed were the two primary reasons leading to these severe incidents, in which pedestrians suffered disproportionate injuries or even death. According to officials, depending on the final total and statistics, there might have been up to 90 pedestrian fatalities in the state by the end of 2021 alone.
Needless to say, driving while distracted increases the likelihood of a pedestrian collision. Texting, talking on the phone, and changing the radio are some examples. Worse, the affected victims pay the price via ongoing emotional stress, physical injuries, and mountains of debt. Even if they completely recover, victims may face further medical expenses, missed earnings, and other serious consequences.
Thankfully, in the aftermath of an avoidable disaster that has wounded you or led you to lose a loved one, you may have alternatives. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident or experienced the loss of a loved one, contact a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney. The Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys at the Eric Roy Law Firm understand how a disaster like this may utterly upend your life. Furthermore, since we believe that no one should be refused legal counsel due to a lack of funds, we represent injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we won’t get paid until your case is finished and you’ve received the amount you’re owed.
Allow us to put our expertise and experience to work for you, and remember that you and your loved ones are not alone in this situation. The sooner you call us at 702-423-3333, the sooner we can set up your free consultation to aid you in obtaining and seeking the compensation you deserve.
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