A 68-year-old Colorado man suffered life-threatening injuries in a Las Vegas car accident after a vehicle struck him in the Summerlin area. According to a news report in the Las Vegas Sun, the major injury crash occurred on Lake East Drive just east of Lake Sahara Drive. The pedestrian did not appear to be in a marked crosswalk when the incident occurred. A 2004 Buick Century that was eastbound on Lake East Drive struck the pedestrian. He was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition. No citations have been issued pending the official investigation.
There has been a spate of pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas over the last month or so. Several meetings have been held at the city, community, and county level to come up with plans and programs to improve pedestrian safety in Las Vegas. Last week, Clark County commissioners approved a $581,000, three-month study to identify areas where pedestrian movement is congested on The Strip. The study area covers a four-mile stretch of real estate between Russell Road and Sahara Avenue.
In addition to any street improvements that can be made, it is important that motorists and pedestrians do their part to exercise due care and caution while using the roadway. Pedestrians should cross only in designated crosswalk areas when possible, walk on sidewalks, and make eye contact with drivers to make sure they are seen. Motorists should yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at both crosswalks and non-crosswalks. Stay alert for children around schools and residential neighborhoods. When you exit a driveway or parking lot, look both ways and ensure that there are no pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the experienced Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys at Shook & Stone can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (888) 662-2013 to schedule your free and comprehensive consultation.