Five people were dead in a string of car accidents in Las Vegas over the Super Bowl weekend, KTNV news reports. Officials say that the number of car accidents, fatalities, and DUI arrests were higher this year than they were last year during the Super Bowl weekend. Authorities are concerned about this spike despite the many checkpoints that were set up as part of the enforcement efforts by local agencies.
There were several major injury and fatal drunk driving accidents reported over the weekend. A 26-year-old woman struck a 15-year-old boy waiting at a bus stop on Spring Mountain road. The teen suffered major injuries, and one of his legs had to be amputated. The woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Just hours later, a 24-year-old man died in a head-on collision caused by another suspected drunk driver. In addition, a 52-year-old woman who was driving under the influence died in a single-vehicle crash. Officials say that these tragic accidents should be a wake-up call for Las Vegas residents and should serve as a warning never to drink and drive.
Drunk driving is not only illegal under Nevada law, but it can also leave innocent victims and their families emotionally and financially devastated. DUI victims are often left with medical bills, hospital expenses, loss of a job, physical pain, and emotional distress. If you have been injured by a drunk or negligent driver, please remember that you do have legal rights.
The experienced Las Vegas injury attorneys at Shook & Stone have a long and successful track record of representing DUI accident victims and their families. We strive to help these victims and their families secure fair compensation for their losses. For more information about pursuing your legal rights, please contact us at (888) 662-2013 today.