Las Vegas, NV (October 25, 2021) – Troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol have released the identity of the man who died following a motorcycle crash in southwest Las Vegas on Sunday evening, October 24.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the accident victim as 59-year-old Kenneth Lee Barker. The cause of death still remains under investigation, however.
According to authorities, the fatal motorcycle accident happened at 8:00 p.m. at West Patrick Lane and Tenaya Way.
An initial investigation revealed that Barker was turning left on his motorcycle from Tenaya to Patrick. At the same time, a juvenile driving a Honda Accord, speeding eastbound on Patrick, veered into the oncoming lanes to pass another car. The minor then struck Barker on his motorcycle.
EMS units rushed Barker to University Medical Center, where medical personnel declared him deceased. Police confirmed that the juvenile driver of the Honda displayed signs of impairment. They arrested and booked the suspect into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation remains active at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Kenneth Lee Barker.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation say motorcycle accidents are responsible for nearly 15% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. Over the past several years, motorcycle wrecks have steadily increased.
In fact, these accidents have more than doubled in the last 25 years. Moreover, data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that one in seven fatalities on American roadways occurred on a motorcycle. And despite a general decline in Nevada motor vehicle accidents, traffic deaths as a result of motorcycle collisions are at their highest level in more than a decade.
Unfortunately, tragic consequences are more likely to befall victims after a motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists are at much higher risk for serious injury or death because they lack the protection a passenger vehicle offers other drivers.
For example, crash victims may sustain TBIs, catastrophic organ damage, and more. Sadly, this can mean costly medical bills and even job loss or death for those injured.
Thankfully, those affected by these motorcycle wrecks can contact a Nevada motorcycle crash lawyer for help. In some cases, a lawyer well-versed in Nevada state law can help victims or their families seek their full, fair settlement from a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Las Vegas-area motorcycle accident attorneys at Valiente Mott will fight to secure the justice you deserve. Here at Valiente Mott Injury Attorneys, we believe that victims and their families should never pay out of pocket.
Wrongful Death Claims in Las Vegas
If you have lost a loved one after a motorcycle accident, please contact our Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys right away. Our knowledgeable, skilled legal team knows what it takes to build a successful accident claim.
Furthermore, we will gladly review your case and tailor our advice to match your specific needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all of your questions.
If you’ve suffered as a result of another party’s negligence and don’t know where to turn, contact us right away. Our experienced injury lawyers in Las Vegas have spent years fighting for both victims and their families.
Please reach out to us to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation at 702-296-5117 at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help you and yours in this devastating time.
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