Las Vegas, NV (June 1, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, June 1, a hit-and-run collision in a Spring Valley neighborhood resulted in the death of one pedestrian and the arrest of the driver.
The accident was reported around 2:25 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Jones Boulevard, just south of Flamingo Road, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant David Gordon. LVMPD said in a statement that they suspect a 2010 Ford Mustang traveling southbound on Jones struck a woman in the traffic lane. Despite life-saving measures and care rendered by medics, the 22-year-old woman was declared deceased at the scene.
The driver, identified only as a 30-year-old Las Vegas man, allegedly fled the scene and was located shortly afterward. He was arrested on accusations of driving under the influence and failing to stop. As investigators continue to analyze the scene, drivers have been requested to avoid the area while the inquiry is ongoing.
Our sincerest condolences are extended to the family of the deceased woman.
Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Deaths
According to official declarations, the preliminary state figures provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation suggest that 2021 was the worst year for vehicle accidents in the Silver State since 2006.
By the end of December, nearly 390 people had perished on Nevada’s streets, a 21 percent increase compared to the year 2020. There were around 250 fatalities in and around Clark County, where the situation was significantly worse.
Unfortunately, excessive speed and driver impairment were the leading causes of these fatal incidents, and this was particularly true for encounters involving pedestrians. Across the state, pedestrian deaths are also increasing year, with more than 80 people dying in 2021 alone. When a victim is struck by an irresponsible driver, they are regrettably at a considerably increased risk of suffering serious, life-threatening injuries or even death.
Accidents of this kind often leave victims with debilitating, persistent physical issues that may last the remainder of their life. In the event that victims make a full recovery from their injuries, they may be surprised by the fast-rising costs of medical treatment, lost income and future earnings, and other related expenditures. When a pedestrian is murdered, however, the bereaved family members are forced to incur excessive medical expenses and funeral expenses, all while attempting to mourn their departed loved one. Therefore, it is vital that you contact a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney as quickly as possible if you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident that might have been prevented.
Our Nevada pedestrian accident lawyers at the Eric Roy Law Firm are aware of the financial and emotional load that may be put on a victim and his or her family as a consequence of an unanticipated tragedy such as this. Furthermore, since we believe that no one should be denied good legal representation due to financial constraints, we represent injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis. This implies that we get compensation only if we win the lawsuit.
In other words, you will not be charged for our services if we are unable to get the entire amount of compensation to which you are entitled. You have the right to skilled and professional legal counsel, and our dedicated staff is ready to put our years of experience to work for you. Call our office at 702-423-3333 and we will book your free consultation promptly.
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