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Despite public awareness, drunk driver accidents still happen

In recent years, officials and law enforcement agencies across the state of Nevada have done an excellent job of educating the public about the dangers of drunk driving. Unfortunately, drunk driver accidents are still happening at an alarming rate. Driving while intoxicated is incredibly dangerous and reckless. Those who get behind the wheel while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them. Recently in Las Vegas, another life was senselessly lost in a crash caused by an alleged drunk driver.

The crash happened during the early morning hours on Pecos Road near Tropicana Avenue. Reports said a driver was speeding on Pecos Road and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle ran off the road and into a parking lot, striking a sedan that was parked, reports said.

Tragically, authorities said an occupant in the parked sedan was killed in the violent crash. Reportedly, the driver and passenger in the other car were both injured and transported to a local hospital. Police said the driver of the car was arrested after showing signs of impairment. According to reports, this was the 50th traffic-related death this year in Las Vegas.

There have been several fatal accidents involving drunk drivers recently in the Las Vegas area. Police are urging drivers to please be responsible and never get behind the wheel impaired. One life lost at the hands of a drunk driver is too many. Families in Nevada who have lost loved ones in drunk driver accidents may want to consider discussions with a legal representative. Damages from a successful lawsuit could help struggling families get through this traumatic experience.

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