By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
A student from Johnston Middle School was hit by a car at an intersection in North Las Vegas. The injuries sustained by the student include cuts and bruises, according to ktnv.com.
A big issue surrounding this accident is that the intersection was devoid of professional crossing guards. Many parents are concerned that the removal of these guards created the environment for this type of accident. Parents are now calling for city officials to reinstate a crossing guard at this crosswalk.
I agree completely with the concerned parents. Police officials are saying they’ve had to re-assign crosswalk guards to other areas where they believe the risks are greater such as elementary school intersections and crosswalks.
“At this point the police department is in a position where we have to allocate resources available to us to intersections that need them the most …with those being the elementary school kids being the ones that need the most help crossing,” said North Las Vegas officer Chrissie Coon.
I appreciate the police department’s budgetary issues during these tough economic times, but we’re talking about a crosswalk at a middle school. Safety and cautiousness need to be the top priorities, not removing safeguards. I hope they find other budgetary items they can cut so we can restore crossing guards to all of our crosswalks and intersections around our Las Vegas schools.
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.