Las Vegas, NV (August 21, 2020) – A bicyclist was struck by a pick-up truck and injured at an intersection in Las Vegas this past Wednesday evening.
The accident took place at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue. First responders including emergency medical personnel and police were dispatched to the scene of the accident in order to assess the situation and assist any injured victims.
According to police, the bicyclist sustained critical injuries in the wreck and was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance for treatment. No other injuries were reported to have resulted from the crash.
The current health condition of the bicyclist remains undisclosed at this time. No one involved in the wreck has been identified.
The reason the accident occurred is being investigated by local authorities.
No further information has been publicly provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation is currently underway.
Nevada Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are some of the most vulnerable travelers on the road at any given time. A fatal Nevada pedestrian accident occurs approximately once every 88 minutes, making pedestrian accidents an unfortunately common occurrence in the Silver State. This makes Nevada one of the more dangerous states for pedestrian travel as their pedestrian-fatality rate is significantly higher than in some other states.
Drivers in Nevada have been ranked as some of the worst drivers in the country. According to a statistical traffic study, Nevada drivers are estimated to be involved in a crash approximately once every 8 years and are 21% more likely to be involved in an injury crash than drivers in other states.
Many questions often arise after you or a loved one are involved and injured in a catastrophic traffic accident. In most cases, injured accident victims are faced with debilitating pain that has a negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. This pain can be exacerbated when their injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses.
Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured by negligence by providing them with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Contact our law firm to file a personal injury claim in Nevada in order to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries in the event that you were injured in an accident caused by negligence.
Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims and their families with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We are here to assist you through your accident aftermath however we can. Contact our personal injury law firm today by calling (702) 444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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