Las Vegas, NV (August 23, 2020) – On Friday, August 21, at the intersection of I-215 and Tropicana Avenue, a three-car crash took place that took one life.
The accident occurred when a woman driving a blue Mazda collided with a Ford F-250 truck head-on. The force of the collision caused the truck to crash into a concrete barrier on the side of the road and the Mazda to spin out. While spinning out, the Mazda was struck in the driver’s side by a Hyundai headed south.
Emergency medical personnel pronounced the female driver of the Mazda deceased at the scene of the wreck. The reason she was traveling the wrong way in the southbound lanes of I-215 is under investigation at this time.
Three passengers present in the Hyundai at the time of the accident and one occupant of the Ford pickup were transported to University Medical Center for the treatment of serious injuries. None of them have been identified at this time, and their current health conditions remain undisclosed.
An investigation into the circumstances of the wreck will be carried out by local police.
No further information is available at this time.
Nevada Auto Crashes
Nevada traffic collisions can take place for a number of different reasons. Currently, the leading cause of accidents in Nevada to occur is distracted driving. This negligent driver behavior causes approximately 20% of all auto accidents in Nevada. In the largest city in Nevada, Las Vegas, almost half of the traffic collisions are caused by driver intoxication. These are both very dangerous forms of driver negligence, which is the leading cause of traffic accidents in the United States.
The drivers in Nevada are ranked as the nation’s most accident-prone and dangerous. This is probably due to the fact that more than half of Nevada traffic accidents are caused by driver negligence. 42% of the traffic accidents that take place in Las Vegas, the largest city in Nevada, involve intoxication of some kind. Being a Nevada driver means that statistically speaking, you are likely to be involved in a traffic collision approximately once every eight years. You are about 21% more likely to be involved and injured in a car crash than the drivers in any other state.
In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a Nevada traffic accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and skilled car accident attorney in Nevada. The reputable car accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of those injured in negligently caused car accidents for the past four decades. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries and losses. Recoverable losses in a car accident case with injuries include medical bills, pain and suffering, mental health treatment bills, prescription costs, funeral costs, and more.
If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Nevada regarding your eligibility for compensation. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness and work diligently to uphold it.
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