Las Vegas, NV (October 28, 2021) – A driver struck and seriously injured a pedestrian at a southeast Las Vegas intersection on Thursday evening, October 28, authorities say.
Witnesses told police that someone was crossing the street before they were hit by a vehicle shortly before 6:00 p.m. on the Boulder Highway.
That person was transported to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries and died at the medical center. Their identity and cause of death will be released at a later time by the coroner’s office.
Boulder Highway later reopened between Harmon Avenue and Tropicana Avenue following an hours-long closure as police investigated the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Nevada Pedestrian Accidents
According to Nevada Department of Transportation officials, motor vehicle accidents claimed the lives of more than 60 pedestrians throughout the Las Vegas area in the last year alone. Authorities say this marked an increase of almost 20% compared to the previous year.
Even worse, 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.
Per this information released by authorities, these pedestrian accidents are an unfortunately common 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.
Thankfully, if you’ve sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may have legal recourse. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, please contact a Las Vegas accident attorney.
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