We told you the sad story of a woman who was being transported to a hospital in an ambulance on Tuesday morning, but died after the ambulance was struck and knocked over by a pickup truck in North Las Vegas. As it turns out, she wasn’t the only woman who perished in an auto accident in North Las Vegas on the day after Labor Day.
Shortly after 3pm on Tuesday, a 58-year old woman was driving her Toyota Camry north on Allen Lane. As she passed through the intersection with Ann Road, an eastbound Dodge Durango ran a red light and slammed into the driver’s side door of the Camry. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
The 19-year old man driving the sport utility vehicle is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Whether he is eventually charged with DUI or not, he will almost certainly be held solely responsible for the collision and the death of the 58-year old Camry driver. That means he could be named as a defendant in a future wrongful death lawsuit filed by the woman’s surviving family members. If they choose to do so, the family could ask a jury to order the man to pay damages for loss of care and companionship as well as for pain and suffering. The plaintiffs may also receive reimbursement for burial expenses and compensation for lost future wages that the victim would have earned in her lifetime had the crash never taken place.