A crash on wet roads does not automatically make a Las Vegas vehicle accident an “accident.” By that, we mean that just because a two cars crash on wet roads it does not necessarily mean the wet roads were to blame and it was an accident in the sense that no one was at fault. We get this question a lot, and we write this post (of course, not the exact same one!) about as often as we see significant rain in Las Vegas.
A pedestrian was killed on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas yesterday. The accident remains under investigation due to some disagreement in witness statements. If your loved one was killed in this crash or another like it, make sure to speak with an experienced Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer to at least know what your options are. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law offer free initial consultations for cases like this where an independent investigation, one that doesn’t rely too heavily on the official police report if necessary, is absolutely needed.
A North Las Vegas car crash this morning left three dead and more injured. Initially, the police believe that the accident may have been caused by speeding and being under the influence. The three people who died, all adult women, were in one vehicle. This vehicle, a Hyundai, were going north on Allen Lane. It is thought that a Cadillac struck them after blowing a stop sign as it was heading east on Colton Avenue. If you are unfamiliar with the area, Allen Lane is just west of Simmons St., and Colton is a bit north of West Cheyenne Ave, on the way up toward Cheyenne High School.
A Nevada man was killed in a vehicle accident with a tractor trailer earlier today. This terrible crash happened a little after six in the evening. The collision happened just a little ways from Mesquite, heading south on Interstate 15. Early reports say that a Mazda sedan was the vehicle driven by the deceased man, and he drove it into the semi truck from behind. He was killed in this Nevada semi truck accident itself, and did not even make it to the hospital before being pronounced dead. No one else sustained injuries or died in the accident besides this individual.
New updates indicate a truck struck and killed a pedestrian in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas. Very little is known so far about the accident, but initial reports do indicated that the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk. Already, that has some news outlets speculating that the driver of the vehicle which is said to have caused this pedestrian accident and death in Summerlin could be hit with a charge of vehicular manslaughter. While premature perhaps to speculate so specifically, that is a potential charge for the driver.
A possible Las Vegas DUI crash and pedestrian death is under investigation by police. The accident occurred last night, Friday, and details are slowly emerging. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law continue to follow this accident, as we do with most accidents and injuries in the Las Vegas area. DUI accidents are common in Las Vegas. They are tragic, preventable, and often deadly, especially when a pedestrian is involved.
We’re following reports from today of a man hit by a Clark County School District school bus. The man is reportedly in the hospital, or at least was at the time of the most recent news report that we’ve seen. The school bus was said to have struck the man a little before two thirty in the afternoon. The collision reportedly took place in the area of Maryland Parkway and Fremont Street. The only injury discussed in this news report of the pedestrian hit by a Clark County School District bus was the injury to the man himself.
Fire injuries and death are in Nevada news more than normal recently. The worst case by far, at least by how it appears, is the one person killed in a North Las Vegas house fire. Additionally, two people were killed in this fire. The first report of the fire came in a little after seven o’clock in the evening just a day ago. This fire occurred on Saint George Street.