Las Vegas, NV (July 13, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian collision took place at an intersection in Las Vegas this past Saturday night.
A man utilizing an electric wheelchair was attempting to cross the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road around 10:11 p.m. on July 11 when he was fatally struck by a passing vehicle. He has been identified only as a 61-year-old man. The impact was so forceful that it caused the man to be thrown from the roadway. The vehicle that struck him was a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 being driven by one Kevin Robinson, 53, who may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.
The 61-year-old man was transported to a nearby medical center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Robinson has been criminally charged as a result of the collision, and local authorities continue their investigation.
Our sincere condolences are with the family of the deceased victim during this difficult time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Las Vegas
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declares that Nevada is ranked fifth in the United States on the list for the states most deadly for pedestrian travel. Averagely, in 2017, a pedestrian lost their life once every 88 minutes in the United States. This is equivalent to over 5,000 deaths resulting from pedestrian accidents that year.
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 and their family could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses. In the event that an injured accident victim loses their life, family members should consider contacting a wrongful death attorney in Nevada in order to collect compensation for funeral costs and other associated costs.
Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured and/or killed by negligence by providing them and/or their families with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Call our law firm today in the event that you or someone you love has been injured in a Nevada traffic accident.
Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims and their family members with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. Contact our law firm today by following the link provided for more information. You can also call (702)-444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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