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PGA Tournament Underway in Summerlin, Could Lead to Increase in Car and Crosswalk Accidents

By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas region lures gamblers, shoppers, partiers, and show fanatics to the area every year. But this week, another group of people will be descending on southern Nevada: golfers.

Sunday was the official kickoff for the 2010 PGA Shriners Hospitals For Children Open golf tournament and runs through this coming Sunday. The event is taking place at the TPC Summerlin golf course. Pro-am and practice rounds will run through Wednesday, with the four-round competition beginning on Thursday morning. Tee times for each competition round will start around 7am each day.

The arrival of the annual PGA tournament means that there will be a substantial increase in the number of cars, trucks, and SUVs on the road in Summerlin and throughout the Las Vegas area. Much of this increased traffic will be seen in the early morning hours as people rush to get to the event before the first group tees off each day. This could create major traffic jams since the golf traffic may merge with the typical morning rush hour traffic.

Parking for the golf tournament is being hosted by the Suncoast Hotel, which is on Rampart Boulevard just south of Summerlin Parkway. Shuttles will then transport attendees to and from the golf course. As a result, there will be a large amount of pedestrians around the parking area and possible slowdowns due to the large buses on the roads. 

So if you are driving around west Summerlin this week, please exercise extra caution in order to avoid accidents and collisions with pedestrians. If you do get hurt in an car accident or are struck by a vehicle while walking, seek medical attention and then contact a personal injury attorney to see about seeking compensation for your injuries.

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.