By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
I’ve written before on this blog about the dangers of auto-pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, these incidents keep occurring in Las Vegas. In fact, two auto-pedestrian accidents occurred recently within about 13 hours of each other.
A man was killed while walking near Sahara Avenue near 6th Street when he was hit by a vehicle. The unidentified man was not in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by the car, and authorities speculate that he may have been walking in the roadway. Police have not yet charged the driver, who remained on scene after the crash, with any crime. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries shortly thereafter.
The next morning at approximately 10am, another pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Oakey and Valley View Boulevards. Two vehicles were involved in this incident, and the victim was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition. The reports about the accident did not specify how it occurred or who might have been at fault.
These two events illustrate the importance of taking extra precautions while crossing a road. Even though it may seem trivial, it is important to stay within a marked crosswalk while walking across a roadway (which may have been a factor in the fatal auto-pedestrian accident). In addition to safety concerns, pedestrians in crosswalks enjoy more protection under the law – and, by extension, in civil courts during personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits.
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.