Las Vegas, NV (April 18, 2019) – A cyclist was hit by a vehicle late Thursday evening. Authorities reported that the accident happened while the cyclist was crossing at Pecos Road, just south of Tropicana Avenue.
The driver was traveling north on Pecos when it struck the cyclist around 10:00 p.m. Officials say that the cyclist was crossing on a marked crosswalk when the crash occurred. The identity of the victim has not yet been released by authorities.
The driver has been identified as a 19-year-old woman. The driver did not show signs of impairment at the scene.
The accident is still under investigation, and more information is likely to be revealed as it continues.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased biker. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Bike Accidents in Las Vegas
Bike accidents often lead to injuries ranging from serious to catastrophic simply because of the size of a car compared to that of a bicycle.
The number of cyclist deaths per resident in Las Vegas is higher than the national average. In Las Vegas, there is an average of 2.5 deaths per one million residents, whereas the national average is at 2.35 deaths per one million. Furthermore, 2.7% of all deaths related to traffic accidents in Las Vegas involved cyclists.
The Cottle Firm has helped hundreds of Nevada residents who have been injured in a bike accident recover damages for their injuries and losses for decades now. We have successfully obtained more than a quarter of a billion dollars in settlements for our clients who were injured because of the negligence of another person or persons. If you were injured or have lost someone you love in a Las Vegas bike crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the skilled team of personal injury lawyers at the Cottle Firm at 702-722-6111 to discuss your case with one of experienced Las Vegas personal injury or wrongful death attorneys.
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Disclaimer: At The Cottle Firm, we are proud and active members of the local community, and we strive to improve the lives of everyone in the state of Nevada. We are devastated by these accidents but hope that by bringing awareness to them, we can better protect our communities and prevent these accidents from occurring in the future. These stories not a solicitation for business, and the information included within should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope all those injured a quick recovery and our hearts go out to the friends and families of lost loved ones.