Las Vegas, NV (April 18, 2019) – Authorities have confirmed the identity of the victim who died as a result of a pedestrian crash with a motorcycle that took her life. The woman, Nancy Shonk-Adam, was in a wheelchair when she was struck by the motorcycle. The accident happened on Decatur Boulevard near West Harmon Avenue in a designated crosswalk.
Officials arrived at the scene late Friday evening, April 12, at 7:35 p.m.
Police say that motorcycle struck the pedestrian, which forced her to ground. The accident overturned the motorcycle in the process. The victim was taken to University Medical Center Trauma where she later lost her life due to the impact of the crash.
The motorcycle driver was also taken to the same hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The motorcycle driver did not show any signs of impairment at the scene of the accident.
The case is still under investigation, and more information will be reported upon once available.
We would like to extend the most sincere condolences to the family of the victim, as well as all others who were affected by this terrible event. You are not alone in this tragedy, and you are in our thoughts.
Pedestrian Accidents in Las Vegas
Pedestrian accidents are increasing in Nevada right now. In 2017, there were 78 people who lost their lives in fatal pedestrian accidents. That number doesn’t even begin to represent the number of victims who are seriously injured in pedestrian accidents. It’s obviously considerably higher. The highest rate increase in pedestrian fatalities was in Clare County. With that in mind, if you have been injured or lost someone that you love in a pedestrian accident, you should speak with a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury or wrongful death lawyer to see if you have the right to pursue compensation for the injuries that you sustained in your accident.
The Cottle Firm has a team of skilled pedestrian accident lawyers who will work tirelessly to ensure that you have the best outcome possible with the highest settlement that the law will allow for. We have several decades of personal injury experience in Nevada securing over a quarter of a billion dollars in settlements for our injured clients and we can help you too. It is important to have an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer on your side in the event that you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Call the Cottle Firm at 702-722-6111 to discuss your claim with our experienced Las Vegas wrongful death attorneys today.
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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.