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  • Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Rates Higher than Those of Larger Cities

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-May-2016

    On average, one person died every six days in pedestrian accidents throughout Las Vegas Valley according to last year’s statistics. These fatal collisions did not just occur in one type of place or during any particular time of day. Instead, these accidents occurred during various hours of the day and night and happened in places such as crosswalks and open roads. According to national ...
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  • Back to School Safety: Tips for Your Child's Walk to School

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 6-Aug-2015

    Do your children walk to school on a regular basis? If so, it is important to teach your children important safety precautions they should consider when venturing off to learn. With the start of the school year quickly approaching, it is best to explain certain things to your children, now, so that you can ensure safety habits will become second nature. For this reason, we have listed some helpful ...
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  • Las Vegas Pedestrian Accidents & Fatalities on the Rise

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 24-Mar-2015

    Las Vegas is home to bustling streets filled with tourists, locals, and everything in between. In a city filled with round-the-clock distractions for both motorists and others on the road, traffic accidents are an everyday occurrence. According to statistics and safety experts, Las Vegas is also seeing a rise in accidents involving pedestrians. Vegas may not be the most dangerous place in the ...
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  • Jaywalking in Vegas: Everyone Does It. But How Safe Is It?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-Aug-2014

    Las Vegas is a city with heavy foot traffic, and with so many pedestrians, it makes sense that the city has a jaywalking problem. If you live in Las Vegas or have visited, you likely jaywalked at least once. It doesn't seem like a major issue. Everyone does it, so how dangerous could it be? But in some cases, jaywalking is actually a violation of the Nevada Revised Statutes. According to NRS ...
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  • Pickup Truck Accident Claims Life of 7-Year-Old

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-Jul-2014

    The identity of a seven-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a pickup truck in North Las Vegas was confirmed earlier this week by her family and the Clark County Coroner's Office. The incident occurred in a crosswalk on Commerce Street, near Kraft Avenue on July 11. According to police, the girl was crossing the street just before 9pm when she was struck by a Ford pickup truck. She was ...
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  • Las Vegas: One of the Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-May-2014

    A national study recently reconfirmed that Las Vegas is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians. The study was issued by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America. While not the most dangerous city for pedestrians in the nation, Las Vegas did come in at the top of the list. The study ranked Las Vegas 13 th in most dangerous cities for pedestrians. Some Statistics ...
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  • Another Pedestrian Death Prompts LVPD to Discuss Ideas for Traffic Safety

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-Nov-2013

    The Las Vegas Valley just had its 94 th traffic-related death this year. Last night a driver who was neither impaired nor speeding hit and killed a pedestrian while she was crossing the street. Yesterday's fatal traffic accident prompted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to hold a meeting on what they can do to increase safety awareness and decrease the number of overall traffic-related ...
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  • North Las Vegas Police Conduct Pedestrian Safety Event

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 6-Sep-2013

    In an effort to increase driver and pedestrian awareness alike, the North Las Vegas police conducted a pedestrian safety event today. The event took place between 7am and 3:30pm at different crosswalks throughout the area. Specifically, police focused their efforts on informing drivers about failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians and pedestrians who cross the street in undesignated ...
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  • Reno Car Intersection Accident Proves Fatal for Pedestrian

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 15-May-2012

    A 55-year-old man was fatally injured in an intersection accident after a vehicle hit him while he was walking in a marked crosswalk. According to a Fox Reno news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Kietzke Lane and Gentry Way. Police say the pedestrian was walking in a marked crosswalk, but are still looking into who had the right-of-way. The driver apparently ...
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  • Five Important Safety Tips for Pedestrians

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 19-Apr-2012

    Las Vegas police are trying to step up crosswalk enforcement in order to try and bring down the number of pedestrian accidents in the city that have shot up over the last few months. There are also several steps pedestrians can take in order to avoid tragic Las Vegas pedestrian crashes. Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you have to walk in the road, walk on the left facing ...
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  • Pedestrian Critically Injured in Summerlin Car Accident

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 13-Apr-2012

    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 ...
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  • Child Injured in Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 26-Jan-2012

    A child suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident near a high school. According to an Associated Press news report, the pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Bonanza Road and Decatur Boulevard near Western High School. The driver, a woman, remained at the scene of the crash. The child suffered injuries, including bumps and bruises, but the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. ...
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  • Is Dangerous Roadway Design a Possible Factor in String of Deadly Pedestrian Accidents?

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 20-Jan-2012

    Many community members are asking if hazardous roadways such as poor roadway design may have been a factor in a string of fatal pedestrian accidents on Las Vegas valley roads, CBS News reports. Most recently, a 30-year-old woman who was using a crosswalk near Cedar and Eastern avenues was hit by the driver of a truck. Police said the driver should have yielded the right-of-way to the pedestrian, ...
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  • Teen Pedestrian Critically Injured in Las Vegas Accident

    Posted By Las Vegas, NV Injury Attorney || 5-Dec-2011

    A 16-year-old girl was injured in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident that occurred as she crossed the street with her sister. According to a KVVU news report, the car accident occurred on Lone Mountain Road near El Capitan Way in Las Vegas. Officials say the young victim was crossing the road just east of the intersection with her sister when the car struck her. She has been listed in critical ...
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  • Clark County Attempts to Reduce Number of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 28-Nov-2011

    The recent increase in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has put the spotlight on Clark County. Officials held a town hall meeting to address the issue of how to reduce the high number of pedestrian accident fatalities in the county. According to an 8 News Now news report, there have been 27 pedestrian fatalities so far this year in Clark County. The most recent fatalities include a girl ...
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  • Driver Faces Charges in Connection with Fatal Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 21-Nov-2011

    A 78-year-old woman faces three charges, including vehicle manslaughter, following a Las Vegas pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old girl. According to a news report in The Las Vegas Review Journal, the fatal car accident occurred at Camino Eldorado and Bent Arrow Drive in Las Vegas. Officials say the driver failed to yield to the three children as they crossed the road in ...
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  • Understanding Nevada Laws Involving Pedestrians

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 17-Oct-2011

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 35 out of 243 Nevada traffic fatalities in the year 2009 involved pedestrians. It only takes a moment of distraction or carelessness for a tragic Las Vegas pedestrian accident to occur. Therefore, it is in the best interests of all Las Vegas pedestrians to take steps that could help prevent these dangerous accidents. Nevada ...
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  • Pedestrian Critically Injured in Las Vegas Car Accident

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 30-Sep-2011

    A 52-year-old woman was injured in a Las Vegas car accident when a car struck her as she was using a crosswalk. According to a Fox 5 news report, the pedestrian accident occurred at Cimarron Road and Flamingo Road in the west end of the valley. The victim was crossing the road when a BMW turned left and struck her. She sustained critical injuries in the collision. An investigation is underway to ...
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  • Pedestrian Injured in Las Vegas Car Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 24-Aug-2011

    A woman was injured in a Las Vegas car accident after two cars collided and one of them crashed into her. According to CBS News, the pedestrian accident occurred on Charleston Boulevard between Main and Third. Both vehicles were travelling west when they collided and one of them veered onto the sidewalk, crashing into the pedestrian. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital. An investigation ...
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  • Safety Tips for Las Vegas Pedestrians

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 23-May-2011

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 35 pedestrians were killed and countless more injured in Nevada motor-vehicle accidents in 2009. The combination of Nevada weather and easy access to casinos, restaurants and retail shops, especially on the Strip, make Las Vegas an ideal walking city. Although walking is a very healthy means of transportation, it can also be ...
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