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Pedestrian accidents still happen despite safety improvements

Streets in and around Las Vegas, Nevada have become incredibly dangerous. Pedestrians face unique dangers that may not be present to those in vehicles. To prevent pedestrian accidents, both drivers and pedestrians should obey all traffic laws, remain focused and aware of surroundings at all times. Unfortunately, a recent tragic accident in North Las Vegas claimed the life of a pedestrian.

The accident happened during the early evening hours on Civic Center Drive at North Las Vegas Boulevard. According to reports, a pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair was attempting to cross Civic Center Drive when she was struck by a city bus that was heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard. Authorities said they arrived on the scene to find the pedestrian pinned under the bus.

Drunk driver accidents: Driver flees scene of fatal crash

Driving under the influence of alcohol is not only incredibly irresponsible and dangerous, it is also the cause of thousands of deaths every year across the country.  In Nevada, drunk driving remains a major concern and police forces have stepped up efforts to prevent drunk driver accidents. Unfortunately, there will always be drivers who choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Authorities say a fatal crash near Reno was the result of drunk driving. The accident happened on Interstate 580 during the early morning hours. According to reports, the driver of a southbound pickup truck collided with an SUV traveling the same direction, with both vehicles coming to rest in the left lane.

Safety tips for motorcycle rallies in Las Vegas

If you are an avid motorcyclist, chances are you know that there are a myriad of motorcycle events and rallies in Las Vegas. These get-togethers are a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, show off your ride and take a peek at what other bikers have. 

Motorcycle rallies are generally safe and fun events. However, things can get messy if you are not prepared or the event is not well-organized. Pay attention to the following rally safety tips so you can enjoy your trip to Vegas without an incident. 

Avoid these dangers of spring break in Vegas

Spring break is coming soon to college students across the nation. A popular destination during this time off from academic responsibilities is none other than Las Vegas. Unfortunately, car accidents are highest during spring break, reports Pharmacy Times.

While the saying goes that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, the reality is that anything that happens here affects your life back home. It is important to be safe, whether you are a spring breaker having fun or a resident dealing with the influx of visitors. Watch out for these common hazards on and off the road.

Bicycle accidents: Driver flees scene after striking bicyclist

The weather is great year-round in the state of Nevada. Because of the wonderful climate, outdoor activities such as jogging and biking are very popular forms of recreation. Take a drive through any Nevada city or suburb anytime during the day and it's evident that cycling and running are favorite activities among residents here. Unfortunately, cycling or running alongside crowded roadways can also be dangerous. Due to the growing popularity of cycling, bicycle accidents have increased in recent years.

Recently, a tragic hit-and-run accident in Las Vegas claimed the life of a bicyclist. The incident happened on East Flaming Road during the afternoon hours. According to reports, the bicyclist was traveling in the bike lane when a vehicle swerved into it and struck the cyclist.

Car accidents: Las Vegas roads are more dangerous than ever

Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. People from all over the world are moving here to take advantage of the great economic opportunities and world-class entertainment that the city is so famous for. However, the sudden influx of traffic has made Nevada roadways a nightmare. So far this year, the Las Vegas Valley is on pace for the most deadly year ever. Car accidents can happen anytime in a blink of an eye.

So far in 2019, two drivers, a motorcyclist, two bicyclists and four pedestrians have all been killed on roadways around the city. During a recent weekend, a woman was struck and killed while on a bike. According to reports, the driver who struck the woman stayed on scene but was traumatized by the accident.

Alleged fall in Walmart results in premises liability claim

Nevada is home to a multitude of stores and shops that provide residents and visitors with a variety of choices when it comes to shopping. Due to premises liability laws, property and business owners are obligated to provide a safe, hazard-free environment for customers. These laws state that all potential hazards must be removed or repaired. Examples of potential hazards are liquids on floors, foreign objects on floors or areas that have fallen under disrepair. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the country are injured in stores due to hazardous conditions.

A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly injured while visiting a Walmart store. The woman alleges that she encountered a foreign substance on the floor while she was shopping. According to the lawsuit, the foreign object caused the woman to slip and fall and suffer injuries

DUI Strike Force implemented to reduce drunk driver accidents

Drunk driving is a big problem across Nevada, especially in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, drunk driver accidents are happening more and more, so police forces are taking measures to combat this problem. A DUI Strike Force was recently implemented by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in an effort to keep roadways as safe as possible.

Safety experts say the new DUI Strike Force has made a big impact in the Las Vegas area. According to reports, it has put nearly 300 intoxicated drivers behind bars in the two weeks since being activated. During the recent New Year's holiday, they reportedly arrested a total of 32 drunk drivers in one night.

Pedestrian accidents: Seperate crashes kill 2 on the same day

In Nevada cities such as Las Vegas, many people choose walking as their main form of transportation. Crossing roadways and walking along crowded city streets can be extremely dangerous. In recent years, pedestrian accidents have risen dramatically across the state of Nevada. Recently, two pedestrians were killed on the same day in different crashes.

The first accident happened in Henderson on Wigwam Parkway. Reports said a woman was attempting to cross the road and was suddenly struck by an Acura. Tragically, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, authorities said. Reportedly, the driver of the Acura cooperated with police and claimed she was not able to stop in time to avoid colliding with the pedestrian.

The link between road construction and car crashes

While road construction is easy to find across many areas of the country, you may find it especially commonplace as a resident of Nevada. As new roads and residential communities continue to pop up across the state, so, too, do construction teams working on new roadways and repairing existing thoroughfares. While road construction is necessary for the state to continue to accommodate its influx of residents and visitors, these construction zones are becoming increasingly hazardous for motorists, with numerous car crashes taking place in them every day.

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, more than 96,500 car wrecks occurred in the country’s construction zones in 2015 alone, which is a substantial, 42-percent jump from two years before. Additionally, work zone crashes have become so commonplace nowadays that each week, at least 12 people die in work zone accidents on the nation’s roadways. So, why are these work zones so dangerous?

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