A 51-year-old woman was killed and three passengers were injured in a Las Vegas car accident that occurred at a street intersection. According to a FOX 5 news report, the fatal car crash occurred at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Jones Boulevard. Officials say a 21-year-old woman drove her 2008 Ford Focus through a red light before crashing into a 2010 Ford Focus. The driver of the 2010 Focus was killed and two passengers sustained minor injuries. A 26-year-old man in the other vehicle suffered serious injuries. It is not clear what caused the driver to run the red light or if she will be cited for the fatal collision.
According to the report, 38 people have already been killed in Las Vegas traffic accidents this year. Whenever someone is killed in a Las Vegas car accident it must be determined who was responsible and who should be held liable for the damages and losses caused. Drivers who are distracted, drunk, speeding or driving recklessly have an increased chance of committing serious traffic violations and causing car accidents.
The family of someone killed in a Las Vegas car accident may seek financial compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim. Damages that may be covered by such a claim include funeral expenses, medical bills, lost future income and emotional distress.
The skilled Las Vegas intersection accident attorneys at the law offices of Shook & Stone help protect the rights of families that have been affected by a tragic accident. We provide free initial consultations at (888) 662-2013 to anyone who has lost a loved one in a Nevada injury accident. Call us today to find out how we can help.