Eight people were hospitalized following a car accident involving three vehicles colliding at an intersection. According to a KTNV news report, the car accident occurred at Lake Mead and Simmons in North Las Vegas. Officials say the driver of a truck failed to yield at a green left-hand turn light before colliding into an oncoming truck that then struck an SUV. The extent of the victims’ injuries is not known. One driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. Investigators are looking into whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
It is common for intersection accidents to involve a dangerous left-hand turn. According to NRS 484B.253:
“The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, but such driver, having so yielded and having given a signal when and as required, may make such left turn and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching the intersection from the opposite direction shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle making the left turn.”
Victims of drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way have it in their best interest to speak with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. Financial compensation may be available for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related damages by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
The skilled lawyer from Shook & Stone help injured victims get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Las Vegas car accident, please call our offices right away at 702-570-0000 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive case assessment.