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.
Police are trying to determine who was at-fault and if the child was walking
in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.
Under Nevada law, all motorists are required to exercise due care to avoid
a collision with a pedestrian. Drivers are especially required to exercise
care and caution while driving through school zones or where children
are present. NRS 484B.283 states: “The driver of a vehicle shall
yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be so to yield,
to a pedestrian crossing the highway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian
is upon the half of the highway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or
when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of
the highway as to be in danger.” For their part, pedestrians are
prohibited from jaywalking or darting into the roadway.
Pedestrian accidents can result in major injuries or even fatalities. Injured
victims can seek compensation from the at-fault party for damages such
as medical expenses, hospitalization, and rehabilitation. The experienced
Nevada injury attorneys at
Shook & Stone can help you obtain fair compensation for the injuries and damages you
have sustained in a pedestrian accident. If you or a loved one has been
injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact (888) 662-2013 for a
free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.