Henderson, NV (May 8, 2019) – The man who was bound to a wheelchair and killed in a hit-and-run accident earlier in the week has been identified by officials. The 67-year-old man, named Stephen Gribbin, was struck by a vehicle while traveling in the bike-lane using his motorized wheelchair.
The accident occurred on Monday, May 6th. Gribbin was struck by a Volkswagen early in the morning at around 6:30 a.m.
Authorities have declared the collision to be an accident. However, the woman driving the vehicle is suspected of driving intoxicated and at a reckless speed.
Gribbin was transported to a hospital facility where he later succumbed to his injuries.
We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the victim who lost his life in this tragic event.
Las Vegas Area Car Accidents
Accidents like these are too common. One doesn’t have to look long until they see news of another crash in the news. In the state of Nevada in 2018, there have been 331 fatalities reported on the roads. This is an alarming rise in the number from the previous year at 6.4 percent.
There were only had 311 deaths in 2017. Across the United States, the number of deaths due to motor vehicle crashes has gone down overall.
The Cottle Law Firm has awarded over a quarter of a billion dollars to residents of Nevada that were injured as the result of car crashes. We have decades of experience helping people with all kinds of injuries, and our experienced attorneys understand how to win successful settlements. At the Cottle Firm, you’re not just a case number. Contact our offices today at 702-722-6111 to discuss your claim with a professional Las Vegas car crash attorney.
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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.