On Sunday evening, a woman was killed in a pedestrian accident. The accident happened in Las Vegas around 6:05 p.m. when a woman was attempting to cross Sahara and was struck by an SUV. The driver was uninjured and remained at the scene to cooperate with authorities. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The woman has not yet been identified and investigators are investigating to determine the cause of the accident. This is the seventh traffic-related death in Las Vegas this year.
It’s no surprise that when a pedestrian accident occurs the results are devastating. Pedestrians are defenseless and are highly susceptible to serious injuries or death when struck by a vehicle. Speeding, operating a vehicle under the influence, fatigued driving, and distracted driving are the most common factors in pedestrian accidents and the drivers responsible should be held accountable. All injured victims and the family of fatal victims should contact a skilled pedestrian accident attorney to receive the appropriate legal guidance. While disobeying traffic laws can result in criminal charges, drivers that inflict damages upon innocent victims should be held responsible by contacting an accident attorney.
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