By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
Parents are constantly telling their children, “Look both ways before you cross the street!” Obviously, these adults are trying to minimize the chances that their child will become a victim of an car-pedestrian accident. Unfortunately, sometimes it seems like young people are better at heeding this good advice than adults are.
A Jean, NV man found out the hard way on Thursday night in Las Vegas just north of the UNLV campus. The victim was hit by a 2004 Volkswagen Golf at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Palos Verdes Street (between Swenson Street and Paradise Road) when he reportedly ran out into the roadway around 7pm. The 60-year old victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.
According to police, the victim was not in a designated crosswalk when he entered the roadway. The investigation is ongoing, but so far police have not charged the at-fault driver with a crime.
Often, the fault in an auto pedestrian accident lies with the driver of the vehicle involved. However, it may be more difficult for the victim to demonstrate that the driver was responsible for this accident because the victim was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. Although the specific circumstances of the incident are not revealed in this article, the fact that the victim “ran out into the roadway” implies that the at-fault driver may not have had time to avoid hitting him.
About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.