North Las Vegas, NV - UPDATE: Johnathan Garcia Charged in Three-Car Wreck at S Rainbow Blvd & W Sahara Ave

UPDATE: Johnathan Garcia Charged in Three-Car Wreck at S Rainbow Blvd & W Sahara Ave

North Las Vegas, NV (November 5, 2021) – Paramedics transported at least one victim to the hospital after a serious car accident in North Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon, November 4, and authorities have since released further details.

Officers with Las Vegas Metro Police Department responded to the three-vehicle wreck at South Rainbow Boulevard and West Sahara Avenue shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Police say that a 2012 Ford Econoline Van, 2014 Maserati Quattroporte, and 2001 Chevrolet box truck collided at the intersection.

According to their initial investigation, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say the driver of the Ford failed to maintain his travel lane and struck the right rear of the Maserati, which was stopped in the left turn lane.

After making contact with the Maserati, the Ford then hit the front of the Chevrolet box truck, which was headed eastbound on Sahara. The impact of the collision caused the box truck to overturn. The drivers of the Chevrolet and Ford were taken to UMC hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, while a passenger inside the box truck sustained minor injuries.

The box truck driver remains hospitalized in critical condition at UMC, police said. The female driver of the Maserati did not suffer injuries.

Impairment is suspected for the driver of the Ford, who was identified by police as 35-year-old Johnathan Garcia. He was booked in absentia at the Clark County Detention Center but remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Authorities say this is an open investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.

DUI Car Accidents in Northern Las Vegas

North Las Vegas, NV - UPDATE: Johnathan Garcia Charged in Three-Car Wreck at S Rainbow Blvd & W Sahara Ave

Per reports from local authorities, Nevada claims an average of 300 deadly motor vehicle accidents every year. Moreover, Nevada ranks near the middle in the number of total vehicle deaths in comparison to other states. Unfortunately, the number of car crash fatalities statewide increased nearly 4% from 2019 to 2020, despite less traffic on the roads during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oftentimes, these deadly wrecks are caused by driver negligence, including DUI.

Clearly, these motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunately common fact of life in Nevada. This is especially true on the busy, packed 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 car accident, those affected often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and serious emotional trauma. Sadly, when victims succumb to their injuries, family members must endure devastating consequences. Oftentimes, families pay expensive medical and funerary costs in the aftermath.

If you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident or lost a loved one, reach out to a Las Vegas car accident attorney right away to help safeguard your legal rights.

We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match your specific needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all your questions thoroughly and compassionately.

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