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By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

Recently, a 50-year old man was standing near a Las Vegas bus stop on a sidewalk just south of McCarran Airport. According to witnesses, a sport utility vehicle (SUV) tried to turn left from South Paradise Road to East Sunset Road. 

However, the driver, a 29-year old California woman, lost control on the rain-slicked street, jumped the curb, struck the man, and pinned him to a tree. The unidentified victim, who was conscious while emergency crews freed him, later died from his injuries at a hospital.

Police have not yet decided whether to file criminal charges against the driver but it appears that the family of the victim may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the California woman. 

For some, this pedestrian death illustrates the most frightening scenario possible: becoming the victim of a random fatal car accident while doing nothing but minding your own business.

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.