An 80-year-old woman died in a Las Vegas intersection accident after a pickup truck struck the vehicle in which she was a passenger. According to a news report in The Las Vegas Sun, the fatal crash occurred near the intersection of East Flamingo Road and South Pearl Street. Police say a 1998 Chevy Lumina was traveling west on Flamingo Road turning left to go southbound on Pearl Street at the time of the crash. The 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling east on Flamingo Road struck the passenger side of the Chevrolet.
The drivers of the Chevrolet and the pickup suffered relatively minor injuries. The elderly passenger in the Chevrolet was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries. Officials say this is the 44th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year. An investigation into the cause of this collision is still ongoing.
Any time a collision occurs at a street intersection, especially when one vehicle is making a turn, several questions must be asked. Did one of the vehicles fail to yield the right-of-way? Did one of the vehicles disobey the traffic control device at the intersection? Did one of the vehicles make an unsafe turn? Did alcohol, distracted driving, inattention, or any other form of negligence play a part?
In such cases, the at-fault drivers can be held liable for the victim’s injuries and losses. The experienced Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers at Shook & Stone know what it takes to help our clients secure maximum compensation for their losses. We fight for the rights of victims and their families. If you have lost a loved one in a Las Vegas car accident, please contact us at 702-570-0000 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.