A pedestrian accident involving an SUV has resulted in a DUI arrest. The pedestrian, who was injured seriously, was in his 60s. The accident happened at Richfield Blvd at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday evening. The accident involved a Chevy Trailblazer from 2006. The Chevy did have a green light at the time. The person driving the Chevy, 35-year old Katrina Williams, was tested and arrested for driving while intoxicated causing injury. Ms. Williams was taken to a Clark County detention center in the Las Vegas pedestrian accident.
The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident are set to increase. Nevada Senate bill 245 has been passed by both houses of the Nevada legislature and is now pending the signature of the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval. The bill was sponsored by the Nevada Senate Committee on Transportation and was brought forward at the behest of prosecuting attorneys across the state.
A new insurance scam is plaguing drivers in Las Vegas, with the scammers targeting women and those commercial vehicles. The Las Vegas automobile accidents are after those unsuspecting individuals driving in Southern Nevada that typically carry significant insurance. The cost of these accidents is being passed onto consumers across Nevada, and even the United States, since the accidents are raising insurance rates for everyone who pays for automobile insurance.
Last Wednesday, an Amtrak train train on the way to Philadelphia crashed. The train crash, which killed seven, happened because the train was travelling at too fast a speed - up to 107 miles per hour. Trains are mandated to go no faster than 80 m.p.h on that section of track. The train accident is currently being investigated by the National Transportation Board and there are even some news articles appearing that state the train might have come under gunfire shortly before the accident.
A Las Vegas resident riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle and injured this morning. The injuries from the Las Vegas bicycle accident were determined by Las Vegas police to be severe. The accident happened at approximately 8 a.m. and occurred at Las Vegas Blvd. and Sunset Rd. The man, hit by a pickup truck, had a significant leg injury. Witnesses to the bicycle accident said that the bicycle was struck by the pick up truck even though the bicyclist had the right of way at the time of the accident.
Two men were injured when struck by a drunk driver early this morning. The driver, who was inebriated, driving a stolen car down a one-way street hit the two men who are construction workers. The driver had stolen a 2000 Honda and was driving on Eastern Ave at approximately 3:30 in the morning. The car, when spotted and flagged down by a Las Vegas police officer didn't stop. Instead the driver drove the car through the intersection of Charleston Blvd. and Eastern Blvd. and ran into a construction vehicle.
As computers and technology continue to improve, the technology that powers our automobiles becomes more and more complicated. In addition to advanced braking systems that reduce hydroplaning, improved carbon monoxide emissions, improved electricity powered cars and even assistance for parallel parking, large software companies are now testing cars that drive themselves - a car that autonomously moves along the roads without the driver behind the wheel, braking or using the gas.
Two separate motorcycle accidents last Thursday left two Las Vegas residents injured on one dead. The first accident happened during the early morning rush hour on Thursday morning. The man killed in the Las Vegas motorcycle accident, 23-year old Jonathan Smith, was driving his motorcycle along Lake Mead Blvd when the accident occurred. Mr. Smith’s accident happened when he was cut off by a Chevy Malibu that was exiting a trailer park when he slammed into the side of the car. In addition to Mr. Smith dying a young 11-year old was critically injured in the crash.