As cities throughout Nevada become more and more crowded, pedestrians and motorists need to be extra cautious and always pay attention to their surroundings. Unfortunately, distracted or impaired drivers in such close proximity to pedestrians means auto-pedestrian accidents become almost inevitable. These types of accidents frequently result in very serious injuries or death, since those traveling on foot are completely exposed.
An accident that recently occurred in Las Vegas claimed the life of a pedestrian. Authorities say a pedestrian was attempting to cross West Charleston Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. According to reports, the pedestrian was struck by the left-front of a Ford Van as he was crossing the road.
Police say the pedestrian, a 38 year-old Las Vegas man, was critically injured and rushed to a local medical center. Tragically, the pedestrian later died at the hospital due to blunt force injuries. Reports indicate that the driver of the van notified police and remained on the scene. The driver did not show any signs of impairment. Las Vegas Metro Police say that this was the 36th traffic related fatality in their jurisdiction so far this year.
Nevada cities like Las Vegas are continuing to grow every year. With more vehicles and pedestrians sharing the same roadways, auto-pedestrian accidents are also on the rise. Families that have been affected by an accident such as this may be able to take legal action and file a lawsuit. A successful lawsuit could result in just compensation to help with the pain and suffering that comes with the sudden loss of a loved one.
Source: news3lv.com, “Pedestrian killed on W. Charleston when hit by van outside of crosswalk“, Marvin Clemons, April 14, 2018