Las Vegas, NV (August 06, 2020) – A 16-year-old girl died on the morning of Monday, August 3rd when the speeding vehicle in which she was riding collided with a wall near the Strip at around 9:00 a.m.

An official from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department stated that the girl was riding in the front seat of a vehicle that was driving at an excessive rate of speed as it traveled westbound along Sands Avenue.

The driver eventually lost control of his vehicle, at which point it plowed into a wall on Sands Avenue, just before Las Vegas Boulevard.

The 16-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male, and the backseat passenger, a 22-year-old male, were both taken to a local medical facility for emergency medical care. Their injuries were classified as non-life-threatening.

Local law enforcement stated that intoxication was suspected on the part of the driver, whose blood was drawn before he was transported to Clark County Juvenile Hall.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV - One Dead and Two Injured in Crash on Sands Ave

In spite of the fact that Nevada’s yearly rate of vehicle collisions in terms of every 100 million vehicle miles traveled has diminished somewhat steadily throughout the past ten years or so, it still maintains a spot on the list of top 10 states with the highest accident rates in the United States. 

The loss of a loved one is always a distressing, heartbreaking experience but when someone you love was taken from you in an avoidable accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, the devastation and emotional trauma cut much deeper. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

The Nevada wrongful death attorneys at Richard Harris Law empathize with what you and your family are going through. Our firm’s case history includes a prolific number of wrongful death cases with successful outcomes favoring our clients. 

Decades of collective experience have given us direct insight into the reasoning and acuity used by our legal system, meaning that our first-rate wrongful death attorneys can readily identify the steps you need to take in order to build an effective Nevada personal injury case

We take an enormous amount of pride in our professional reliability and reputation, along with the immense amount of knowledge and skill we have developed that has empowered us to improve and evolve as personal injury attorneys. 

If another person’s negligent or careless behavior was the cause of your loved one’s death, then we wholeheartedly suggest that you reach out to us and make an appointment with one of our dedicated wrongful death attorneys by giving our law offices a call at 702-444-4444. 

Your first consultation with us will include a free assessment of your Nevada wrongful death claim. Once we are familiar with your case, we will be able to recommend the best legal path towards the positive outcome of your case.

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