We’ve told you about the horrifying crash last month where a driver plowed into a Las Vegas bus stop, killing four people and injuring eight others. The man behind the wheel was later found to have a blood alcohol content that was above the legal limit in the state of Nevada. Now, just a few weeks later, a similar auto-pedestrian accident occurred in Las Vegas.
On Saturday morning around 11:45am, four men were standing on the sidewalk of Veterans Memorial Drive about a quarter mile south of Washington Avenue. According to Metro Police, a car driving north lost control as the roadway began to curve, veering onto the sidewalk and striking the four men. Two of them, a 58-year old and a 53-year old, suffered critical injuries. A 48-year old was seriously injured, and a 55-year old sustained minor injuries. All four were taken to University Medical Center. Police subsequently arrested the male driver of the car on suspicion of felony driving under the influence.
If they choose to do so, the four victims have solid grounds to file personal injury lawsuits against the driver of the runaway car. Those suits could allow the plaintiffs to collect reimbursement for medical expenses, which for the critically injured men may run into the thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. Juries may also order the defendant to pay out compensation for any wages the men would not have earned because of missing work due to the auto-pedestrian accident; as well as monetary damages for pain and suffering.