More than twice every day across Nevada, a pedestrian accident occurs that involves someone traveling on foot and a moving vehicle. More than once per day, someone is seriously injured in Nevada because of this type of an accident. Nearly once every week, someone is killed in a Nevada pedestrian accident. These are troubling numbers, and the vast majority of these crashes occur in Las Vegas. That makes sense because of the size of the city, the heavy traffic conditions that are often present and the fact that so many visitors are here who may not be very familiar with the environment.
Sadly, we will need to add another crash to this data after a woman was hit and seriously injured in a pedestrian accident yesterday morning. As often seems to be the case, the accident occurred along Las Vegas Boulevard. This time, it took place at the intersection with Charleston Boulevard. The woman’s identity was not provided by police, but the authorities indicated that she was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital and an update on her condition was not released.
To make matters worse, the black vehicle that hit the woman fled the scene after the crash. The police are actively searching for the vehicle and for the driver, and they have asked anyone who may have information with regards to this incident to come forward and provide it. When someone does flee after a crash, it creates a very complicated and unnecessarily stressful situation for the person who has been injured and that person’s family. They are often left wondering how they should proceed in an attempt to recover damages that would help to compensate them for their losses.
If the driver is not found, it could lead to a pursuit of recovery from that injured person’s own insurance company, but that is not necessarily an easy process to undertake. If that driver is ever found, it would likely lead to the filing of a Nevada personal injury lawsuit. If you or someone you love has been injured by a hit-and-run driver, seek the help of the Las Vegas accident lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson as soon as possible by contacting the firm to schedule a free initial consultation.