Las Vegas, NV (September 26, 2021) – Metro police were called to investigate a fatal accident involving a pedestrian in the northwest part of the valley.
The accident took place at about 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Centennial Center Boulevard and West Tropical Parkway when a teenage boy crossing Centennial Center Boulevard was hit by a car.
According to reports, the driver of a 2020 Ford Fusion was heading northbound in the lefthand lane when he struck the pedestrian who was crossing the street in front of him. The front of the vehicle struck the teen, pushing him forward and onto the asphalt.
The pedestrian, a student at Centennial High School, sustained injuries that ultimately proved fatal. He was transported by paramedics to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
No additional injuries were reported.
The driver of the Ford stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Las Vegas
Nevada Department of Transportation officials reported that car accidents claimed the lives of more than 60 pedestrians throughout the Las Vegas area in the last year. This marks an increase of almost 20% compared to the previous year.
Additionally, Las Vegas’s pedestrian fatality rate has been rising steadily during the past decade, despite the fact that traffic deaths across the state of Nevada are down overall.
Pedestrian accidents are a sad fact of life in Nevada, particularly on the busy streets of Las Vegas. When it comes to fatal accidents and pedestrian incidents across the state, victims and families are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath.
After a pedestrian accident, those affected often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma. When victims succumb to their injuries, family members may be left in an unbelievably tough position. Sadly, families must often endure expensive medical and funeral expenses in the aftermath.
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