Las Vegas, NV (November 22, 2021) – Authorities responded to a mass casualty car wreck on Interstate 15 near Charleston Boulevard early Sunday morning, November 21, and have since released further details.
According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue officials, the accident took place around 1:30 a.m. on the I-15 northbound on-ramp to Charleston Boulevard.
The driver of a white 2019 Ford Explorer was traveling westbound, approaching the ramp, while the driver of a black 2015 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling northbound approaching Charleston. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said the Suburban entered the intersection with a green light and the Explorer failed to stop at a red light, causing the collision.
The Suburban then overturned as a result of the impact, the NHP added.
Both occupants from the Explorer, as well as eight passengers traveling in the Suburban, were transported to University Medical Center. One of the passengers in the Suburban later died. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified that victim as 54-year-old Gina Marie Artzer of Shawnee, Kansas.
Her death was ruled an accident by mechanical asphyxia and other complications from a motor vehicle crash.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, and it’s unclear if citations or charges are pending.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Gina Marie Artzer. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Las Vegas
Serious vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence in Nevada. This is particularly true when it comes to the lively streets of Las Vegas.
In fact, the Nevada Department of Transportation reported that roughly 52,000 car crashes take place across the state in any given year. Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department added that almost 45% of that total occurred with the Las Vegas city limits.
Unfortunately, victims and families are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath, especially when these incidents result in fatalities.
After a serious car accident, victims typically face serious financial roadblocks, long-term physical issues, and serious emotional trauma. Sadly, when victims succumb to their injuries, family members must deal with expensive medical and funerary costs in the aftermath.
Oftentimes, the families of victims who have passed away in auto accidents are left covering the costs of their mounting losses out of pocket.
Thankfully, those affected by these incidents that occur through no fault of their own may have legal recourse in the aftermath.
Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you were affected by a tragic crash, you can and should reach out to a Las Vegas car accident attorney right away. At Valiente Mott, we believe victims are entitled to the maximum amount of financial compensation. This compensation can cover losses moving forward so that you never have to pay out of pocket.
The Las Vegas injury lawyers at Valiente Mott are here for you in your time of need. Our legal team dedicates their lives to helping you and yours get the justice you deserve.
Don’t let insurance adjusters determine the outcome of your accident claim. If you’ve sustained injuries caused by another driver’s negligence or lost a loved one, don’t wait. Retain a competent, skilled lawyer as soon as possible.
We will review the facts of your case and tailor our advice for your specific needs and answer all your questions thoroughly.
Our dependable car accident lawyers in Nevada have spent years fighting for both the victims and their families. If you’ve suffered injuries in a serious auto accident, don’t wait. Please contact us at 702-296-5117 to schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help you in your time of need.
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