Las Vegas, NV (December 23, 2021) – A woman has died and two other people suffered injuries early Tuesday, December 21, in a suspected DUI accident.
According to Metro Police, one driver was headed west on Sahara Avenue and ran a red light around 1:30 a.m. At that time, they collided with the driver of an SUV headed northbound on Rainbow Boulevard. The SUV’s driver had a green light, police said.
The SUV rolled several times as a result of the crash.
A passenger in the SUV, identified only as a 65-year-old Las Vegas woman, was rushed to University Medical Center via ambulance. She was pronounced dead upon arrival, police said. The driver of the SUV, a 64-year-old Las Vegas man, sustained serious injuries and remains in intensive care at UMC.
The driver who ran the red light, a 43-year-old Las Vegas woman, was also transported to UMC but suffered moderate injuries, police added. She showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody after she received treatment.
Officers are still investigating at this time, however, and did not provide details about the suspect’s charges.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly DUI Accidents in Nevada
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nevada ranked in the top 15 states for fatal DUI accidents. Based on the number of DUI accidents that occur between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or brunch hours, the Silver State takes the number 12 spot.
In fact, these deadly DUI wrecks hit an all-time high in Nevada in 2018 alone. Authorities reported more than 330 alcohol-related traffic deaths on state roads and highways, marking a 6% increase over the previous year.
Sadly, victims and their families pay the price for other drivers’ negligent actions. In fact, victims typically face serious financial roadblocks, long-term physical issues, and major emotional trauma.
Oftentimes, when victims succumb to their injuries, their grieving family members must cope with expensive medical and funerary costs, exacerbating the tragic circumstances they already face.
Thankfully, you can and should reach out to an auto accident lawyer in the Las Vegas area. If you sustained injuries in an accident or lost a loved one, you may have legal recourse. At Valiente Mott, we will fight for your maximum available amount of financial compensation. This compensation can cover your losses moving forward. That way, you and your loved ones never have to pay out of pocket.
Las Vegas Wrongful Death Lawyer
We know how difficult it is to move forward after experiencing a tragic auto accident, whether you’ve suffered injuries or lost a loved one. But the Las Vegas wrongful death 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 suffered as a result of another driver’s negligence, don’t wait. Ensure that you retain a competent, skilled lawyer as soon as possible.
Our car accident lawyers in Las Vegas have spent years fighting for both the victims and their families. 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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