Paradise, NV (August 5, 2020) – This past Monday night, a fatal pedestrian crash took place at an intersection near the Boulevard Mall in Paradise. 

The accident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on the evening of August 3 when two teenage girls were traveling by foot crossing the intersection of East Katie Avenue and South Maryland Parkway when for unknown reasons they were struck by a passing vehicle. 

The cause of the incident remains under investigation by local law enforcement officials at the present time. 

One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. The other female victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The identities of the deceased victims have been declared as two 16-year-old females who resided in Las Vegas.

The identity of the driver who struck them has been disclosed as Ebone Whitaker, 38, who was also seriously injured in the accident and remains hospitalized. Whitaker is facing criminal charges including a DUI that resulted in death. 

No other information is currently available. 

Nevada Pedestrian Accidents

Paradise NV - Fatal Pedestrian Crash at E. Katie Ave & S Maryland PkwyDrivers 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. 

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. This makes Nevada one of the more dangerous states for pedestrian travel.

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.

 Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims 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 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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