Las Vegas, NV (August 11, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian crash took one life on a roadway in downtown Las Vegas this past Sunday evening.
At approximately 9:45 p.m. on the evening of August 9, a pedestrian lost their life due to being struck by a passing vehicle. Few details are currently available concerning the circumstances of the wreck. It took place on US-95 on the ramp for Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The contributing factors of the collision have not been released at this time. Emergency medical personnel was on the scene in order to render aid to the injured victim who was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.
The ramp was closed while police conducted a preliminary investigation into the circumstances of the crash, but has since been reopened.
The identity of the deceased pedestrian has not been released at this time, and no one else involved in the collision has been identified.
No further details have been made public at this point in time.
An ongoing investigation by local law enforcement is currently underway.
Nevada Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrians 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.
In worst-case scenarios, the injuries suffered by pedestrians in pedestrian crashes are too severe and they end up losing their lives. This leaves their families not only devastated but potentially financially burdened with the residual costs from medical bills and funeral costs. If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person on the road, contact a skilled and compassionate Nevada wrongful death attorney who will be able to assist you in moving forward financially.
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 law firm today by calling (702) 444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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