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Fatal Las Vegas Intersection Accident Caused by Red Light Runner

An elderly driver was killed in an intersection accident, which officials say was caused by another driver who ran a red light. According to a KTNV news report, the fatal car accident occurred at the intersection of Cheyenne and Grand Canyon. A 21-year-old driver in a 1999 Dodge Durango failed to stop at the red light and crashed into a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by an 82-year-old woman. She was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and died from her injuries. The other driver suffered relatively minor injuries. According to Las Vegas police, this is the 37th fatal car accident in 2012.

Red light violations often result in major injury or fatal crashes. In many cities around the country, red light running is a serious traffic safety issue. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 2.3 million street intersection collisions in 2008. These crashes resulted in 7,770 fatalities and 733,000 injuries nationwide in 2008.

In fatal car accidents where negligence is a factor, families of deceased victims can file what is known as a wrongful death claim. Such claims, which are filed by immediate family members, seek compensation for damages, including funeral and medical expenses and lost future earnings and benefits.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, the Las Vegas injury attorneys at Shook & Stone offer our deepest condolences for your tragic loss. If you wish to obtain more information about pursuing your rights via a wrongful death claim, please contact us at 702-570-0000 for a no-cost consultation.

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