Driving under the influence of alcohol is reckless, incredibly irresponsible and completely unacceptable. Those who get behind the wheel while intoxicated not only endanger themselves, they endanger the lives of all those around them. It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving do not mix, yet so many people in Nevada continue to drive while impaired. Every year in the United States, drunk driver accidents kill and injure thousands of people.

Recently in Las Vegas, a crash caused by a suspected drunk driver claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another. The crash happened at the intersection of Rainbow and Craig during the overnight hours. According to reports, a driver ran the red light at the intersection and crashed into another vehicle.

Authorities said the driver of the other vehicle was killed in the crash and the passenger was critically injured. The passenger remains hospitalized and is fighting for his life, report said. The driver who ran the red light was arrested and charged with DUI and reckless driving, police said. Reportedly, the men were visiting the area from another state and were only a few blocks away from their destination when the crash happened.

Operating a motor vehicle requires constant focus and attention. Alcohol delays brain function and makes the simplest tasks virtually impossible, which is why driving under the influence of alcohol is so dangerous. Nevada families who have suffered the loss of loved ones in drunk driver accidents may want to consider discussions with an experienced attorney. A successful lawsuit could provide families with rightful compensation and a sense of justice.