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 other accident happened on West Ann Road in Las Vegas. According to reports, a man was walking along the road when he was struck by an SUV. Authorities said the man was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Reportedly, this was the 134th traffic-related death in 2018 in Las Vegas.
Unfortunately, accidents such as these highlight an alarming trend happening in Nevada cities. Streets are becoming overcrowded and dangerous. Officials and police departments across the state are stepping up efforts and launching safety campaigns to combat the increase in pedestrian accidents. Anytime a loved one is lost due to negligence in a pedestrian accident, the surviving family members can pursue legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in a sense of justice as well as substantial compensation to help families recoup end-of-life expenses and other financial losses.