Las Vegas, NV (June 13, 2022) – On Sunday night, June 12, a woman was hit and gravely wounded while crossing a southwest valley roadway, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
The accident was reported around 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Marin Avenue, south of Sunset Road, per an LVMPD statement. Investigators believe that a 2008 Chrysler Sebring was traveling northbound on Fort Apache when it hit the woman.
The pedestrian, identified only as a 27-year-old woman from Las Vegas, was transported to UMC with life-threatening injuries. The Chrysler’s driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with officers. Blood samples are being analyzed to determine if she was impaired, and the collision is still under investigation with toxicology reports pending.
Our best wishes go out to the injured woman and her family, and we are hoping for her full recovery.
Injuries Recorded in Las Vegas Pedestrian Accidents
According to preliminary state statistics from the Nevada Department of Transportation, 2021 was the worst year in the Silver State since 2005 for death or injury-causing car accidents. Indeed, nearly 400 victims had died on Nevada’s streets by the end of December last year, representing an increase of more than 21% over the previous year.
What’s more, roughly 260 individuals were killed throughout Clark County, where the trend was significantly worse. Regrettably, excessive speed and drunk driving were the primary causes of these tragic incidents, especially where pedestrians were concerned. Pedestrian deaths are also surging throughout the state, with close to 80 people killed through 2021 alone. Unfortunately, when a victim is struck by an inattentive driver, they are far more likely to suffer major, life-threatening injuries or even die.
Victims of such events might cope with long-term, persistent physical injuries and pain that can last a lifetime. If victims recover completely, they may be floored by the rapidly rising costs of medical care, lost income, loss of prospective wages, and other related expenses. When a pedestrian is killed, their grieving family is forced to pay exorbitant medical and burial costs while grieving their loss. You have alternatives if you were hurt or a loved one died in an accident that may have been avoided. If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas, you should get legal help right once.
The Eric Roy Law Firm’s Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys are well-aware of the financial and emotional toll that an unforeseeable tragedy like this can have on a victim and their families. Furthermore, we defend injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis, as we truly believe that no one should be refused professional legal counsel because of a lack of funds. To put it another way, we will only collect payment from you if we are successful for you in court.
Our devoted staff is ready to put our years of experience and enormous knowledge to work for you. In this difficult time, keep in mind that you and your loved ones are not alone. Call us at 702-423-3333 and we’ll set up your free consultation as soon as your schedule allows so you may reclaim your independence and livelihood, and more importantly, fight for the justice to which you are due.
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