By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
October hasn’t even ended, and there have already been 60 fatal traffic incidents in the Las Vegas Metro Police jurisdiction. The latest occurred early Saturday morning when a man was hit and killed by a car while he was walking across Flamingo Road.
According to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, 44-year old Peter Callaghan tried to cross the roadway at the Swenson Street intersection against a traffic signal at 3:46am Saturday morning. A 2007 Lincoln Town Car driven by 66-year old Sharon Smith was driving westbound on Flamingo Road with a green light when the vehicle struck Callaghan. He was rushed to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from multiple blunt force injuries.
This incident reinforces what we have all been taught since childhood: don’t cross the street against a traffic light, even when it’s late and you don’t think any cars are around. Not only do you run the risk of being injured or killed, but you also contribute to the cause of the accident – which has ramifications in civil court.
But every case is different. If you or a loved one was involved in a crosswalk accident, consult a qualified crosswalk accident lawyer to get your questions answered about your particular set of circumstances.
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.