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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Legionnaires’ Disease Kills Man Who Stayed at Luxor

Last summer, a half dozen guests at the Aria Resort and Casino contracted Legionnaires’ Disease. Thankfully, none of the victims died and the hotel took steps to remedy the problem. Unfortunately, Legionnaires’ has reared its ugly head again at a different Las Vegas property – and this time, a person is dead because of it. …

Elderly Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Two Vehicles

This blog has striven to drive home an important point: no matter what happens, you should never flee the scene of an accident. Instead, you should wait there until first responders arrive – whether it was your fault or not. The second fatal auto-pedestrian accident this month on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas occurred earlier …

Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck By Car In Pahrump

One of the great advantages to the valley is the prevalence of temperate weather all year round. That allows residents and tourists alike to engage in numerous outdoor activities throughout the year – like golfing, motorcycling, and bicycling. But an incident earlier this month should remind everyone that outdoor recreation can sometimes have devastating consequences. …

Deaths of Pedestrians Wearing Headphones Surges

The latter part of 2011 saw a larger-than-normal number of auto-pedestrian accidents in the Las Vegas metro area. (And they haven’t stopped in 2012.) These incidents prompted numerous discussions about how to keep pedestrians safe from harm while crossing streets in the valley. Some of the obvious solutions are waiting until vehicle traffic has stopped …

Man in Coma After SUV Hits Bicyclist in Crosswalk

We’ve been over this numerous times in this blog over the past several months: vehicles are required to stop for pedestrians or bicyclists who are in marked crosswalks unless drivers have a green light. So it would stand to reason that if an auto-pedestrian accident occurs in a crosswalk, the driver will probably be held …

Passenger Dies When Car Slams Into Work Truck On I-15

You’ve heard the expression many times before: speed kills. Some people rationalize driving too fast by saying that they never do it in heavy traffic. Others argue that it’s their decision to assume the risk of speeding and claim that they aren’t hurting anyone else. Both of those justifications were proven wrong yesterday morning on …