Some car accidents are impossible to avoid, even when a driver makes his or her best attempt to avoid a collision. Often, alcohol may be a contributing factor. Sadly, accidents on Nevada roadways caused by drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol often result in physical harm to innocent victims. A recent collision that appears to be a possible drunk driving accident caused multiple injuries to an 18-year-old passenger.
A Toyota was traveling north and crossed the center line, resulting in a collision with a Nissan traveling in the opposite direction on the other side of the road. According to officials, the driver of the Nissan attempted to swerve to avoid the accident. There have been no reports on the condition of the driver of the Nissan; however, others were injured.
An 18-year-old passenger who was traveling in the Nissan was transported to a trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota was also taken to the trauma center and only suffered minor injuries. She was suspected of driving under the influence and was later taken to the detention center, police said. The investigation into the accident by authorities remains ongoing.
Accidents are daily occurrences, and, unfortunately, sometimes result in serious injuries. A Nevada resident who was injured in a drunk driving accident may have the right to file a personal injury civil claim. Any compensation awarded from a successful personal injury lawsuit may be used toward a victim’s medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.
Source: lasvegassun.com, “One person in serious condition after Friday night collision“, Adwoa Fosu, May 2, 2015