A three-car crash at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue Wednesday afternoon left one person injured, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported. The accident occurred at around 1:15 PM and one person was taken to a hospital. It was not immediately clear what happened to cause the crash, as further details were not available.
We hope all of the parties involved in this accident make a full and fast recovery.
Intersection Accident Statistics
About 40 percent all crashes involve intersections, and 21 percent of traffic fatalities occur at intersections. Intersections in Las Vegas are particularly dangerous, as many of the roads have high-speed limits, and Las Vegas drivers have a reputation for racing through red lights. Intersections have drivers speeding up, slowing down, and changing directions.
Accidents occur at intersections because drivers are either unobservant of or unable to predict another driver’s actions. Sometimes, driver distraction or drunk driving are contributing causes to intersection accidents.
Many of these intersection collisions cause serious injuries, including broken bones, head injuries and spinal cord injuries resulting in permanent disability. Pedestrians and bicyclists who are involved in intersection accidents often experience catastrophic injuries, without the walls of protection of a vehicle.
Vulnerable and Dangerous Intersections in Las Vegas
It is fairly undisputed that the most dangerous intersection in Las Vegas is Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, but there are many intersections that have a high number of accidents regularly.
A couple of years ago, the University of Las Vegas studied the dangerous intersections of Las Vegas, seeking patterns in crash data and ways to improve the safety of pedestrians and motorists. The study was called the Vulnerable Road Users Project and found that the biggest problem contributing to intersection crashes was red light runners.
Speeding up right before an impact almost always means the collision is more severe. Side-impact collisions are extremely common in intersection accidents. These are sometimes called broadside accidents or T-bone collisions. Read more about the study at Fox 5 Las Vegas.
Protecting Your Rights Following a Las Vegas Accident
If you were involved in an accident in Las Vegas and another driver was responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical care expenses, lost earnings from being unable to work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Do not delay to contact us, as it is critical to ensure your injuries are properly documented and evidence is preserved.
Adam Williams and his legal team are available seven days a week to help you following an accident. Our free consultation includes answering your questions about your rights following an accident, and helping you understand your legal options, whether it is negotiating a settlement or filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our team is experienced and aggressive, and we fight to recover the maximum compensation available.
Because we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, we are only paid if we recover money for you. There is no risk for our clients. Call us today.