According to the authorities, this fatal Henderson pedestrian accident occurred on Wednesday night at just after 6:30 p.m. An unidentified 61-year-old man was attempting to cross Sunset Road near the northbound U.S. Highway 95 on-ramp. As he did so, he was hit by the driver of a Scion taxi cab. The collision was violent and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet announced whether or not the man was in a crosswalk, and right-of-way will determine fault in the crash.
Nevada Pedestrian Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the unidentified man who was killed in this Henderson pedestrian accident. We hope that the police investigation comes to a fast and accurate conclusion. In addition, this crash 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.
Henderson Accident Lawyers
Clearly, much more information would be needed in order to determine fault for this Henderson pedestrian accident. If it turns out that the taxi driver was at fault, it could lead to the filing of a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the man who was killed. If it turns out that the pedestrian caused the crash, then it’s likely that no legal action will be filed against the driver and/or the taxi cab company.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Henderson accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.