According to reports from the Las Vegas police, three people were injured in a two-car crash that also involved a building.
The crash occurred early in the evening when a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox was headed northbound at the intersection of Twain Avenue and the Pecos-McLeod Interconnect. A 2010 Hyundai Sonata headed eastbound entered the intersection at the same time, crashing into the Equinox. The Sonata was redirected over the curb, hitting a control box for the traffic signal before slamming into a nearby office building located at 3700 S. Pecos-McLeod. All occupants of the vehicles involved were brought to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. A passenger in the Sonata, a 43-year-old woman, was critically injured, while the Sonata’s driver suffered moderate injuries. The 23-year-old driver of the Equinox was brought in with minor injuries.
Police are still investigating the crash.
Breaking Down Crashes at Intersections
In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on the different factors of crashes that occur in intersections. The report said that crashes occur frequently at intersections due to drivers turning left or right, crossing the pattern of oncoming traffic. This increases the potential for crashes. Based on their analysis and sampling system, the NHTSA estimated that approximately 40 percent of the estimated 5,811,000 crashes in the United States in 2008 were intersection-related crashes.
Statistics in the report showed that of approximately 787,236 intersection-related crashes, almost 97 percent of them had factors attributed to the drivers themselves. Environment- and vehicle-attributed causes accounted for less than three percent of all crashes. The report stated that the most common reason for intersection crashes was inadequate surveillance, which was the critical factor in 44.1 percent of crashes, followed by the false assumption of other’s actions at 8.4 percent and turning with an obstructed view at 7.8 percent.
Handling a Las Vegas Car Accident
Injuries from a car accident can put a serious burden on you or your loved ones. Each year there are nearly 28,000 people injured and 400 people killed in car accidents throughout the state of Nevada. The personal injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas are here to help those who have been wrongfully injured in a car accident. We understand the intricacies of personal injury law and can help you or a loved one if you have been injured due to the negligence of another person. Give us a call today for a free consultation.