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Man Pleads Guilty to Staging Las Vegas Automobile Accidents

August 04, 2015

A Las Vegas resident has declared himself guilty in a number of staged car accidents, according to a press release from the Silver State’s attorney general. The man, 26-year old Martin Curiel Guerra has agreed to a guilty plea of deceit and fraud that happened multiple times stemming from Las Vegas car crashes. Mr. Curiel Guerra also plead to insurance fraud. In the schemes, Mr. Curiel Guerra  bilked the automobile insurance companies of over $10,000 in claims. The staged accidents happened in 2012, from May to June.

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Two Las Vegas Motorcycle Accidents Result In Two Dead

August 03, 2015

Part of a frequently traveled Las Vegas avenue was opened to cars after a motorcycle accident prevented traffic from driving on it for much of Saturday morning. The Las Vegas motorcycle accident occurred last evening, Friday, August 1st  around 7:15 p.m. The accident happened where Sahara Ave. meets Richfield Blvd, in the vicinity of an onramp to Highway 5. The motorbike was headed eastward on Sahara and hit a van pulling out of a complex of apartments. The motorcycle then slammed into the left side of the van.

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Man Sentenced In Las Vegas Intoxicated Driving Accident

July 29, 2015

A Las Vegas man, 32, has been sentenced for the death of 65-year old Ellen Finnie Gallucci. Kenneth Rankin was driving a Dodge Challenger when he rammed into Mrs. Gallucci’s car. Mr. Rankin was driving at almost 100 miles per hour when the accident happened. A Las Vegas judge pronounced a sentence on Mr. Ranking of 40 years. In the accident, Mrs. Gallucci’s car rolled over after it was hit by Mr. Rankin in his Charger. Mr. Rankin had run through a red light at the intersection of Jones Blvd and Cheyenne Blvd in February 2015. At the time of the accident, Mr.

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Up to Date Maintenance Can Prevent Las Vegas Automobile Accidents

July 28, 2015

As the hot summer continues in Las Vegas, car maintenance can help prevent injury and fatal accidents. Each day, thousands of Las Vegans climb into their cars that are overheated from the hot daytime sun. When they do, they quickly lower windows and crank air conditioners attempting to lower the temperature of the cabin of the automobile that can possibly have risen to over 175 degrees.

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Simple Solutions for Reducing Las Vegas Traffic Fatalities

July 27, 2015

Across the planet, 1 million people die in traffic accidents every year. That number includes the deaths of pedestrians, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, drivers and more. In the United States, for every 100,000 people in the country, 11.4 people die in automobile accidents yearly. This number is better than other countries, like the Dominican Republic, 41.7 people die every year for 100,000 people and Zambia that number is 23.8 deaths for every 100,000 people. Las Vegas traffic accident statistics for 2015 are not much better.

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Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Casino Fire Injures Two

July 26, 2015

A fire at a casino pool in Las Vegas has led to two people being hurt. The sizable fire was at the Cosmopolitan casino and hotel that is on the Strip in Las Vegas. Las Vegas firefighters were contacted about the fire just after 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 25th. The fire, on the mega-casino’s 14th floor was two alarms.

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Bicyclist Dead In Las Vegas Automobile Accident

July 23, 2015

One was hurt after an automobile accident where a car hit a bicycle in North Las Vegas. The person on the bicycle was rushed to the hospital with his injuries. The accident, which happened around 4 p.m. at Carey Ave and Martin Luther King Dr. A witness to the accident almost hit the bicyclist before he was struck by another car. In the accident, the man on the bicycle flew into the air and land on the windshield of the automobile that hit him in the Las Vegas automobile accident. The bicyclist, who received serious injuries, is expected to survive the crash with medical treatment.

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Will Injury Accidents With Self Driving Cars Happen In Las Vegas?

July 22, 2015

A self-driving car developed by a Northern California tech giant has been involved in the first injury accident for the program. The self-driving car, developed and owned by Google was on a test run with three google employees when it was rear ended. The test run was in the tech giant’s hometown, Mountain View, CA. The Google self-driving car is a Lexus SUV. There are 20 self driving vehicles on roads in California and Nevada logging miles to test the safety of the vehicles.

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