When people head out somewhere on foot, they tend to understand that they are sharing the roads with motorists. This means that not only do they need to follow all of the relevant traffic laws to remain safe, but that they also need to trust that any motorists in the area will be doing the same. When that doesn’t happen, disaster can result. Tragically, that is what police suspect happened yesterday when a female pedestrian was hit and killed in a suspected Las Vegas DUI accident.
According to the authorities, this suspected Las Vegas DUI accident occurred yesterday at approximately 5 p.m. An unidentified 52-year-old woman was walking on Valley View Boulevard near Sahara Avenue when suddenly, she was hit and killed by the unidentified 33-year-old male driver of a vehicle. Police soon arrived on the scene and administered field sobriety tests to the driver, which he allegedly failed. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and other charges.
Nevada Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed in this suspected Las Vegas DUI accident. We also hope that the police investigation leads to a prompt and accurate result. In addition, this Las Vegas pedestrian accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 800 of these crashes occur, leading to more than 500 injuries and to nearly 50 fatalities.
Las Vegas Accident Lawyers
If the driver in this suspected Las Vegas DUI accident was under the influence of an intoxicant at the time, he could face serious criminal charges. He could also face a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the woman who was killed decides to initiate such a filing. If they do and their case is successful, the family could recover damages that compensate them for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.