Las Vegas, Nevada (July 20, 2019)-UPDATE
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have reported that there was one fatality as a result of the crash which occurred at about 1:34 p.m. on Friday afternoon in the east valley. The accident which occurred at the intersection of East Carey Avenue and North Nellis Boulevard resulted from a speeding driver of a 2016 Elantra which ran a red light.
The Elantra struck a 2003 GMC Envoy and then crashed into a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. Additionally, a school bus which was passing by was hit with the flying debris, luckily none of the occupants of the bus had injuries.
All of the individuals who were in the GMC, the Hyundai, and the Pathfinder had to be transported to UMC. Both the drivers of the GMC, as well as the Pathfinder, suffered only minor injuries according to the police.
The driver of the Hyundai was identified as a 31-year old man from Las Vegas, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. A female passenger riding in the GMC suffered critical injuries. It is not believed that impairment was a factor in the cause of the accident at this time.
This marks the 61st traffic-related fatality of 2019.
We hope that all parties involved make a full and fast recovery and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.
Multi-Vehicle Car Accidents in Las Vegas, Nevada
Out of the approximately 6 million car accidents reported each year in the United States, 90 people each day will die. In 2017 in the state of Nevada, there were 290 fatal crashes. Automobile accidents caused 22,285 injuries and 30,948 occurrences of property damage that year alone.
The Las Vegas motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Cottle Law Firm understand the traumatic emotional and physical burden a serious crash with major injuries has on its victims. We are here to help put you in contact with the right professionals and resources so that you can have a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for a full recovery. We also know how to put together claims that award victims with the highest amount of compensation for their losses. We have decades of experience helping those who have suffered injuries from car accidents across the state of Nevada. When you have been injured in an accident, don’t wait to call one of our Nevada car accident attorneys at 702-722-611 today. One of our highly experienced and resourceful Las Vegas motor vehicle accident attorneys is here to help you with your personal injury claim.
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