It goes without saying that driving is one of the most dangerous activities in the lives of most Nevada citizens these days. With the number of vehicles on today’s roadways, getting from point A to point B can oftentimes be an adventure fraught with risk. The odds of an auto accident occurring continue to increase as more and more people use roads and highways to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that abound in Nevada’s cities. Unfortunately, accidents will happen, and some accidents can have deadly consequences. A tragic accident recently happened in Las Vegas when a driver headed in the wrong direction and collided with a police car, fatally injuring the officer inside.
The deadly accident occurred recently on a busy Las Vegas highway during the afternoon hours. Reports state that the driver of a small car was travelling down the highway in the wrong direction and collided with a patrol car. The impact of the collision caused a 3rd vehicle to crash into the back of the patrol car.
The police officer who was driving the patrol car was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. Tragically, the officer later died as a result of his injuries. The wrong-way driver received serious injuries, while the occupants of the third vehicle were not injured. The deceased officer leaves behind a wife and child.
Today’s crowded Nevada roadways are an invitation for accidents. Accidents such as fender benders are just a minor annoyance or inconvenience, but serious accidents can have far-reaching ramifications. The death of a loved one is an event that no one wants to face, especially a tragic auto accident caused by a negligent driver. Nevada citizens who have been affected by such tragedy could greatly benefit from the services of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Source: lasvegassun.com, “North Las Vegas detective dies after crash with wrong-way driver“, Ricardo Torres-cortez, Jan. 7, 2017