Las Vegas, NV (November 4, 2021) – Officers with the Las Vegas Police Department say that a school bus driver hit and killed a 65-year-old woman as she was crossing the street on Thursday afternoon, November 4.
Investigators say the school bus was stopped at a stop sign on southbound Warnock Road, near Decatur Boulevard, before making a right turn and hitting the woman.
The woman was crossing Warnock Road from the northwest corner to the northeast corner when the incident occurred. The front of the school bus hit the woman, knocking her onto the ground. The driver then ran over her. Shortly thereafter, the bus stopped and the driver contacted her dispatch center to request medical assistance.
EMS units responded to the scene but pronounced the woman deceased before she could be transported to an area medical center.
The investigation is ongoing at this time, and it’s unclear if any citations or charges are pending.
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 Las Vegas in the last year alone, nearly 100 of these victims suffered serious injuries or lost their lives. 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. This increase is despite the fact that traffic deaths across the state of Nevada are down overall.
Clearly, per this information released by authorities, these pedestrian accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in Nevada. Pedestrian accidents remain particularly common on the busy streets of Las Vegas. And when it comes to these fatal accidents, victims and their 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 as a result of a pedestrian accident, please contact a Las Vegas accident attorney at your earliest convenience.
Wrongful Death Claims in Las Vegas
Our Las Vegas-area pedestrian accident lawyers at Valiente Mott dedicate their lives to helping victims and families get justice. At Valiente Mott, we believe that victims and their families should never pay out of pocket. We will help you fight for your fair, full settlement. That way, you can cover your losses and many other aspects moving forward.
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 and rest assured that we will answer all your questions.
Furthermore, our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Las Vegas have spent years fighting for both victims and their families. 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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