Six people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after four vehicles collided at the intersection of Bonanza and Pecos Roads, according to recent reports. First responders arrived to find that four vehicles were tangled at the intersection with no clear story as to who had caused the initial collision. Police are still investigating the crash.
Four people were taken to University Medical Center, while one was taken to Sunrise Hospital. A sixth victim was extracted from one of the vehicles and also taken to a local hospital.
Traffic Accident Injuries Common in Las Vegas
According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, there have been 3,029 traffic collisions as of March 31, 2015. At least 2,157 of those collisions, or about 71 percent, have caused injury. This is higher than the national average of crashes causing injury, which is around 50 percent.
So far this year, there have been a total of 29 traffic fatalities as of March 31. These victims include four bicyclists, four drivers, five motorcyclists, two passengers and fourteen pedestrians.
The unusually high number of injuries in Las Vegas traffic accidents may be attributed to several factors. For one thing, many of the victims of Las Vegas traffic accidents are not residents but visitors to the city. When a visitor is in a strange place, he or she may be more likely to seek medical treatment for any perceived injuries out of fear of being unable to treat the injury themselves. This may not be the case when a victim can simply go home and rest in familiar surroundings.
Furthermore, Las Vegas has instituted a new policy in which the police do not respond to any accident scene unless there is substantial property damage or injury. Therefore, many Las Vegas residents may claim an injury for any accident, simply to ensure that there is a police record of the crash.
What If I Have Been Injured In A Traffic Accident?
If you have been injured in a crash, it is very important to document both your injuries and the circumstances of the accident. Be sure to get a police report if at all possible and to seek immediate treatment for your injuries. Keep copies of all of your medical bills and records.
Next, seek the help of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas. We are ready to help you recover as much money as possible to pay for your injuries.