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By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

Two families will associate this past Thanksgiving week with tragedy after two people lost their lives in separate car accidents in Las Vegas within about a 12-hour period.

On Tuesday night, a 52-year old man turned his car into the path of a sport utility vehicle in Las Vegas. A Honda Accord was trying to turn left onto Duneville Street from Tropicana Avenue (just west of Club de Soleil) when the vehicle was rammed by a Chevrolet Trailblazer. The 61-year old driver of the SUV suffered injuries and was transported to University Medical Center.

Police are calling the wreck an accident. It’s hard to determine which driver failed to yield the right of way. This detail might be the determining factor in figuring out which man was responsible for the fatal SUV-truck accident.

Then a few hours before sunrise on Wednesday morning, a car smashed into a light pole in eastern Las Vegas, killing the 31-year old driver. According to police, the unidentified woman struck the pole with her vehicle in the 5600 block of East Sahara Avenue, which is near Sloan Lane and the Desert Rose Golf Course. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, and authorities say speed was a contributing factor. So it appears that this fatal auto accident was the fault of the driver and no one else. 

If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in an auto accident, contact a qualified personal injury attorney to see about getting compensation from those responsible.

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.