Fatal Crash Reported May 7th Near Russell and Fort Apache Roads
One person tragically died following a crash on Thursday, May 7th, Fox 5 KVVU reported. The fatal accident occurred in the morning near Russell and Fort Apache Roads, and involved a white minivan and a Silver Honda. The crash was initially reported as a critical injury accident.
Around noon, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported that one person had died. It was unclear what happened to cause the crash, the LVMPD was investigating. Our thoughts go out to all involved in this crash during this difficult time.
Las Vegas Crashes During the Coronavirus Pandemic
There were far fewer crashes in Las Vegas in March due to stay at home orders during the Coronavirus pandemic. In March 2019, there were 23 fatal crashes in Las Vegas, resulting in 23 fatalities. In March 2020, there were 14 crashes and 14 fatalities. In April of 2020, there were 24 crash fatalities, compared to 23 crash fatalities in 2019.
Office of Traffic Safety spokesman Andrew Bennett told the Las Vegas Review Journal that speed had contributed to up to half of recent fatal crashes. With less traffic and open roads, there is an opportunity to speed. It is unclear if speed played a factor in the May 7th crash. The top three causes of car accidents nationwide are driver distraction, driving under the influence, and speeding. There can be one or multiple causes to an accident.
Protecting Your Rights Following a Car Accident in Las Vegas
If a loved one has died, or you have suffered a serious injury in a Las Vegas car accident, do not delay in contacting an experienced and qualified Las Vegas personal injury attorney. If the negligence of another has caused your accident or your loved one’s accident, you have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for personal injury and medical expenses, or a loved one’s wrongful death.
Due to a statute of limitations, you have only a brief two-year period of time following an accident to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim for a loved one.
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We understand you have many choices in hiring an attorney and would like the opportunity to assist you. We offer a free consultation to assess and discuss your legal rights, provide guidance and answer your questions following an accident. Phone and video consultations are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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