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4 people dead after tragic Las Vegas head-on auto accident

Most Las Vegas residents understand that speed limits are placed on roadways for a specific reason. Speed limits are there to help keep drivers and passengers on the road safe from harm. Unfortunately, when a person decides to exceed the posted speed limit, it can result in a fatally tragic auto accident, which is evident in a recent crash here in Vegas.

A total of four people have lost their lives after a tragic speeding accident in Las Vegas. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. on a recent Wednesday in an area where the speed limit was 45 miles per hour. A car that was driving at high speeds left its lane, entered into lanes with oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head-on.

There were three individuals in the vehicle that was hit head-on. All three of them were pronounced dead at the site of the crash. A 56-year-old woman was driving the car with a 50-year-old male passenger and a 26-year-old female passenger.

The driver of the speeding vehicle was a 28 years old. He was transported to a hospital in Las Vegas where he later died. The driver of another vehicle that was involved in the accident sustained minor injuries.

Speeding is one of the most dangerous forms of reckless driving. Whether one is driving a brand new sports car or a lifted-up four-wheel-drive truck, speeding can have dangerous and fatal consequences. Since the driver who allegedly caused this crash has died, it will be hard to ensure that justice is served. However, the families of the victims who lost their lives in this Las Vegas auto accident may want to seek out what legal options are available and see if there is a route than can be taken that will help them feel as though justice has been served.

Source: lasvegassun.com, "Police: 4th person dead in head-on crash in North Las Vegas", April 16, 2015

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