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Two Serious Accidents Ruin Thanksgiving for Two Families in Las Vegas

By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas

Thanksgiving Day conjures up images of people gathering together for a delicious meal, watching football, or just lazing around the house in a tryptophan-induced haze. You don’t envision people driving at all hours of the night, but there are more people out on the roadways of Las Vegas than you think, and two of them were involved in serious accidents.

The first accident, involving a truck, occurred early Thanksgiving morning around 4am. An unidentified driver drove a pickup truck into the living room of a house in Las Vegas. The home owners awoke to a loud boom and when they got up to see what was wrong, they found the black truck against the wall with its headlights on and radio blaring.

The driver fled the scene, but was eventually captured by police. No one in the house was injured, but they had just finished remodeling their home (which they had purchased in April). It appears that the driver will be shelling out a hefty sum for home repairs in the coming months.

The second accident that occurred on Thanksgiving Day was tragic. About 40 minutes before midnight, a man lost control of his 2002 Mazda Miata on Torrey Pines Drive just north of Smoke Ranch Road and crashed into a light pole. He then slammed into a block wall. The 39-year old unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still trying to figure out what caused the accident and whether speed or alcohol was a factor.

The moral of the story? Even when you think no one is on the road, driving can be just as dangerous as during normal daytime hours.

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.