Though the driver who is alleged to have caused a bad pedestrian accident in Las Vegas did do the right thing and return to the scene, she is initially reported to have fled after the car she is said to have been driving ran up on the sidewalk and sent two men to the hospital. However, at least she returned. Many times that doesn’t happen in accidents like this one, said to be a case of DUI in Las Vegas, and that makes it worse for everyone. It’s worse on the driver when they are finally caught (which they often are), and it certainly makes it harder on the injured parties or the families of people killed. The driver staying or returning to the scene at least gives a small measure of closure to the injured parties, and also can make it easier on them financially as the insurance company of the person at fault is easier to get to pick up the costs associated with any type of pedestrian injury accident in Southern Nevada.
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The accident in question took place on Decatur Boulevard, near West Lake Mead Drive (a little to the south of Concord Village Drive, to be exact). This was two days ago on April 20th, very early in the morning, around 1:30am. The woman was said to be driving a Toyota Sequoia, and was charged with driving under the influence following the accident. The vehicle struck two men, a 26 year old and a 17 year old who were both on foot. Both were taken to University Medical Center. The 26 year old was listed in serious condition, the 17 year old is said to have sustained only minor injuries. The driver, though she did return to the scene, was charged with hit and run for having left in the first place.