According to the authorities, this fatal Las Vegas pedestrian accident occurred on Friday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. An unidentified elderly man and an elderly woman were attempting to cross the street at or near the intersection of 13th Street and Carson Avenue. As they did so, they were hit by an oncoming SUV. The woman was killed instantly and the man was injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital. No word was given as to whether the people were in the crosswalk at the time of 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 woman who was killed in this Las Vegas pedestrian accident. We also hope that the man who was injured is able to make a full and fast recovery. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada pedestrian accidents. Every year, approximately 800 people are injured and nearly 50 people are killed in these crashes.
Las Vegas Accident Lawyers
Clearly, much more information would be needed with regards to this Las Vegas pedestrian accident before fault could be assigned. 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. If such a claim is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the plaintiffs for their losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those wrongfully harmed for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.