Las Vegas, NV (May 4, 2019) – UPDATE- Information regarding the cause of a crash that involved a trooper on Thursday morning has been released.
The trooper was standing outside his vehicle when he was injured by another vehicle during a hit-and-run. The vehicle in question is said to be a dark-colored pick-up truck. The incident happened at 1:20 a.m. near Desert Inn Road. The trooper’s body camera recorded the events of the incident.
The trooper was taken to a local hospital and eventually, he was released on Thursday afternoon with injuries that were not severe. NHP Southern Command has confirmed that the hit and run appear to have been an overt act of aggression.
Authorities have commented on potential damages to the truck that hit the trooper. There could be substantial damage to the left headlight as a result of the accident. Authorities are asking the public to come forward and contact the Nevada Highway Patrol if they have any information regarding the details of this incident.
We are happy to hear the trooper has been released and his injuries were not severe. We hope he has a full recovery soon.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Nevada
Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime throughout the state of Nevada as well as across the United States. A party who commits a hit-and-run can be charged with a criminal offense. NRS 484E.030 requires all drivers in Nevada to stop after an accident and they must remain at the scene of the incident.
In the state of Nevada, it is a law that victims who suffer from a personal injury can seek monetary compensation for damages sustained in an accident. The Cottle Firm understands the pain and suffering that happens after an accident. Our experienced lawyers will fight aggressively to help you recover full compensation from a motor vehicle accident that has caused you personal injury. If you are a victim of a hit-and-run, our lawyers can build a strong case in your defense. Call us today at 702-722-6111 to discuss your claim with one of our professional Las Vegas personal injury attorneys.
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