North Las Vegas, NV (August 10, 2020) – A man was hit and killed in North Las Vegas after a vehicle jumped the center median of the highway on Saturday.
According to initial reports from local police, the crash happened around 5:00 p.m. near the intersection of Lake Mead and North Las Vegas Boulevard. Police said that their preliminary investigation indicated that a Dodge Ram truck traveling westbound on Lake Boulevard swerved out of the travel lane and jumped the center median, striking a man in his 40s who was standing in the area.
The man was rushed to University Medical Center via ambulance but he later died from his injuries. The driver of the Dodge pickup truck is believed to have been impaired, officers said. They added that he was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
None of the victims has been identified at this time. An investigation by law enforcement is underway.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Due to the nature of pedestrian accidents, victims are extremely vulnerable to serious injuries or even death. In fact, 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.
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 eight 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.
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 personal injury law firm today. You can call (702) 444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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