Anyone who has spent time walking and/or driving in Las Vegas understands that doing so anywhere near downtown can be hazardous for obvious reasons. Everyone needs to follow relevant traffic laws or disaster can soon unfold. While it’s too early to know exactly what occurred on Wednesday, what is known is that a man was critically injured in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident after being hit by the driver of a sedan. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
According to the authorities, this Las Vegas pedestrian accident occurred on Wednesday morning at approximately 11:40 a.m. An unidentified man was walking in the 700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North near East Bonanza Road. At that point, he was hit by the vehicle and badly injured. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and was described as being in critical condition. Police have not yet determined whether or not the man was in the crosswalk, nor have they determined which party had the right-of-way.
Nevada Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts of support for the man who was critically injured in this Las Vegas pedestrian accident. We hope that he is able to make a fast and full recovery and that the police are soon able to piece together the facts that relate to this crash. In addition, this incident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 800 people are injured and nearly 50 people are killed in these occurrences.
Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers
Clearly, more information will be necessary in order to determine fault for this Las Vegas pedestrian accident. However, if it turns out that the driver was at fault for the crash, it could lead to the filing of a Nevada personal injury lawsuit against that driver by the man who was injured. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the plaintiff for his losses.
If you or someone you love has been wrongfully injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers who have been standing up for the rights of clients for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.