Las Vegas, NV (November 2, 2021) – Henry Ruggs, III, a wide receiver with the Las Vegas Raiders, is facing a charge for driving under the influence after a deadly auto accident that occurred early Tuesday, November 2, in Las Vegas.
According to officers with the Las Vegas Police Department, Ruggs was driving a Chevrolet Corvette around 3:30 a.m. when it crashed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4 near South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway. The intersection is a residential area located several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Toyota caught fire and the female driver inside died, police said. Paramedics pronounced her deceased at the scene, but police did not immediately identify the victim.
Officers evaluated Ruggs, 22, and found that he showed signs of impairment. Police plan to file charges against Ruggs for felony DUI resulting in death.
Medics transported Ruggs and his only passenger, described as an adult female, to an area medical center. Both reportedly sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
LVPD officers are continuing to investigate the fatal collision and have not provided any further details at this time. Charges against Ruggs are still pending.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal 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 deadly DUI crashes occurring 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 Las Vegas. 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 Claims
We know how difficult it is to move forward after experiencing a tragic auto accident. 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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