Las Vegas, NV (April 18, 2019) – Authorities earlier confirmed that a man and his dog were struck by a vehicle in the early hours of Saturday morning. The accident happened at the intersection of East Kimberly Avenue and South Steptoe Street, near East Tropicana and Boulder Highway. Officials arrived around 5:10 a.m.
The vehicle involved in the accident was a Chevrolet Sonic that was traveling east on Kimberly when the crash occurred. The victim was walking across the street with his dog when both were struck by the vehicle.
Officials have confirmed the identity of the victim to be Las Vegas resident Donald Mercer.
Both the man and his dog were hit and suffered catastrophic injuries. Paramedics pronounced the man and his dog dead at the scene.
The driver showed signs of impairment at the scene and was detained under the suspicion of DUI.
The case is under investigation, and more information will be released in the future.
Accidents like these are terrible tragedies, and we want the family members of the victim and all others affected to know that you are in our thoughts.
Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas
Pedestrian accidents are known to be some of the most dangerous and deadly accidents on our roadways. The year 2017 was one of the deadliest years for pedestrian deaths in Las Vegas, with 78 people losing their lives. In many of these cases, the victim is not at fault for the accident. If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their lives as a result of a pedestrian accident that was the fault of the operator of the vehicle that hit you, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a skilled personal injury or wrongful death attorney to discuss the specifics of the accident to see if you have the right to pursue a claim.
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