On Thursday night in east Las Vegas, a vehicle struck a pedestrian resulting in their death.
A man who was 39 years old was hit by a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche around 8:30 p.m. while jaywalking near North Nellis Boulevard and East Bonanza Road. The Metropolitan Police Department provided a statement explaining that the accident occurred while the vehicle was driving through a green light.
According to the police, the driver of the truck, a 36-year-old woman, remained at the location and did not exhibit any indications of being impaired.
The pedestrian was transported to the trauma center at University Medical Center and passed away.
According to police data, there have been 34 deaths in Metro’s jurisdiction due to a crash, as of Thursday night. Out of those, a minimum of 11 were pedestrians hit by vehicles.
How Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Happen
Las Vegas pedestrian accidents can happen in a variety of ways, including speeding, distracted driving, and running red lights.
Speeding is a major factor in pedestrian crashes; drivers who are going too fast may not have enough time to react when someone steps into the street. Distracted driving also plays a role; if a driver is texting or talking on their phone while behind the wheel, they may be less likely to see a pedestrian crossing the street.
Finally, running red lights can cause serious collisions if a pedestrian is walking in the crosswalk when the light turns green.
How to Stay Safe When Walking Near Traffic
When it comes to staying safe when walking near traffic, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Make sure you are visible by wearing bright colors, and always look both ways before crossing the street. It is also a good idea to use crosswalks and follow all street signs and signals when crossing the road.
When possible, walk on the sidewalk instead of in the street and avoid walking alone at night.
How Our Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyers at Shook & Stone can help. Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to helping victims and their families get the justice and compensation they deserve.
We understand that no amount of money can make up for the trauma and pain caused by a pedestrian accident, but our attorneys are committed to fighting for maximum compensation on your behalf. Contact us today by calling (702) 570-0000 for a free consultation.
Pedestrian dies in east Las Vegas crash. (2023, April 14). Las Vegas Review-Journal. https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/pedestrian-dies-in-east-las-vegas-crash-2761890/