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Wrong-Way Accident Kills Driver, Injures Another on Russell Road Overpass

By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

A driver on the Russell Road Overpass above Interstate 15 near the Las Vegas Strip was killed and another driver was injured in a wrong-way accident. According to Metro Police, the driver of a Toyota Camry was not wearing his seat belt and may have been fighting the effects of alcohol when he crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a Plymouth Scion traveling the other way. The at-fault died in the wrong-way accident, while the driver of the Scion was taken to University Medical Center with injuries.

The family of the at-fault driver are mourning his passing, but they also may be forced to deal with a possible personal injury lawsuit filed by the driver of the Scion. Though the family members themselves probably can’t be sued, the estate of the at-fault driver and his insurance may be taken to court.

Perhaps that’s the moral of this story: if you make poor choices and lose your life in an auto accident, your mistake could live on in court if any other victims decide to file a claim in order to cover their own medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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.