Child Critically Injured in Suspected DUI Crash December 26th in Eastern Las Vegas Valley
A 4-year-old boy suffered “life-threatening” injuries after a suspected DUI crash on Saturday, December 26, 2020, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The collision happened just after 10 P.M. at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Pecos Road. The vehicles involved were a 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 and a 2000 Toyota Corolla. According to the newspaper report, The Mercedes was traveling east on Flamingo towards a red light at Pecos Road, and the Toyota was going northbound on Pecos toward a green light at Flamingo
The collision occurred, allegedly, when the driver of the Mercedes-Benz ran a red light and collided with the Toyota. The driver of the Toyota and a 14-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. A 4-year-old in the backseat of the Toyota suffered life-threatening injuries. The boy was taken to University Medical Center.
The 24-year-old female driver of the Mercedes was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries. According to the news report, she faces DUI Charges and failing to obey a traffic light. A court hearing was set for Tuesday, December 29th. Another female passenger in her vehicle was not injured.
Police are investigating the December 26th suspected drunk driving incident and have not yet issued an official report. If the reports are true, it appears that the driver of the Mercedes caused this crash.
Drunk driving has far-reaching impacts long after an accident is over. For 40 years, December has been named National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. DUI accidents, injuries, and deaths peak between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. In the period between Christmas and New Years’, 40 percent of fatal crashes involve drunk drivers.
Liability for Suspected DUI Accidents
Drunk drivers who cause accidents may be liable for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages as a result of causing a drunk driving accident. At LV Personal Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our seriously injured clients and holding responsible parties fully accountable for their negligence or recklessness.
We have represented many victims of DUI accidents and understand evidence required to successfully win compensation claims.
The criminal charges that a driver faces for an accident do nothing to compensate a family for their losses and pain. A civil personal injury claim must be pursued separately. If you or a family member have been involved in a crash caused by a suspected DUI driver, we will do everything possible to recover the maximum, full and fair compensation available from whoever is responsible.
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