A 68-year-old Colorado man suffered life-threatening injuries in a Las
Vegas car accident after a vehicle struck him in the Summerlin area. According
to a news report in the
Las Vegas Sun, the major injury crash occurred on Lake East Drive just east of Lake
Sahara Drive. The pedestrian did not appear to be in a marked crosswalk
when the incident occurred. A 2004 Buick Century that was eastbound on
Lake East Drive struck the pedestrian. He was transported to University
Medical Center in critical condition. No citations have been issued pending
the official investigation.
There has been a spate of
pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas over the last month or so. Several meetings have been held at the city,
community, and county level to come up with plans and programs to improve
pedestrian safety in Las Vegas. Last week, Clark County commissioners
approved a $581,000, three-month study to identify areas where pedestrian
movement is congested on The Strip. The study area covers a four-mile
stretch of real estate between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue.
In addition to any street improvements that can be made, it is important
that motorists and pedestrians do their part to exercise due care and
caution while using the roadway. Pedestrians should cross only in designated
crosswalk areas when possible, walk on sidewalks, and make eye contact
with drivers to make sure they are seen. Motorists should yield the right-of-way
to pedestrians at both crosswalks and non-crosswalks. Stay alert for children
around schools and residential neighborhoods. When you exit a driveway
or parking lot, look both ways and ensure that there are no pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident
caused by someone else’s negligence, the experienced Las Vegas pedestrian
accident attorneys at
Shook & Stone can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact
us at (888) 662-2013 to schedule your free and comprehensive consultation.