An 11-year-old girl was recently killed in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident after she was hit by a school bus while walking at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Las Vegas Sun, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Ann Road and Pebble Rock Drive. Police say the girl was run over by the school bus that was making a right onto Pebble Rock.
The bus was transporting three students who escaped uninjured. The girl died at the scene. This is the 27th fatal accident in Las Vegas Metro Police’s jurisdiction this year. The young victim is also the fourth juvenile to be killed by a vehicle in the past six months. The accident is still under investigation.
In any fatal pedestrian accident, there are a number of questions that must be asked. Who was at fault for the accident? Did the driver exercise due care and caution? Did the driver fail to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian? Was the driver intoxicated? Was he or she distracted or inattentive at the time? Was there a dangerous roadway condition that caused the fatal pedestrian accident?
In cases where negligence is involved, families of deceased accident victims can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party seeking compensation to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, and other related damages. A wrongful death claim is usually filed by immediate family members of the deceased accident victim.
The experienced Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys at Shook & Stone offer our deepest sympathies to anyone who has lost a loved one in an auto accident. We help victims’ families better understand their legal rights and options after a tragic accident. Please contact us at 702-570-0000 for a free consultation and comprehensive case assessment.