Four People Tragically Killed in Seven-Car Crash on December 26th in West Las Vegas
Three people tragically died December 26th in a multi-vehicle crash at Desert Inn Road and Durango Drive, 8 News Now reported. The day after Christmas crash occurred when one vehicle, which was reported to be travelling at a high rate of speed, struck another vehicle from behind and pushed it into an intersection. The impact caused more vehicles to be pushed together, causing a fire.
Four people died in the crash, including the driver that police suspected was speeding and caused the accident. Poor weather conditions were reported the night of the crash, which happened after sunset at 5:26 p.m.
Fox 5 News reported that the vehicles involved in the fiery pileup were a 2016 Mazda 6, a 2017 Dodge Journey, a Lexus RX330, a Ford Escape, and an Audi A3. The ages of the people killed in the crash were 48, 38, 29, and 4. The deaths were caused by thermal, inhalation and blunt-force injurie, and at least two additional people were injured in the collision. Multiple news outlets reported that Good Samaritans aided in the rescue of passengers.
In a tweet the day after the crash, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department Traffic Bureau said “7 cars involved as they were sitting waiting for a traffic signal to change. When is it enough?” expressing the law enforcement agency’s frustration with traffic deaths.
Multi-Vehicle Car Accident Liability
Las Vegas intersections are often filled with many vehicles, and pileup crashes like this one are horrific nightmares with permanent, life-altering consequences. Our thoughts go out to those who are dealing with the painful and devastating aftermath of this accident.
When drivers are traveling at high speeds, one collision can easily spark a chain reaction or pileup, as was possibly the case in the December 26th crash. Injury victims and their families must deal with senseless deaths, physical injury, emotional trauma and damage to their property. From a legal standpoint, sorting out liability and fiscal responsibility when there are multiple vehicles involved can be challenging.
How an Attorney Can Help Following an Accident
A skilled Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can be a valuable resource following a car accident. Before you accept any insurance offer for compensation following an accident, have an attorney review the facts of your potential case. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, and pursue a claim for compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and even property damage.
Attorney Adam Williams offers a free consultation and as part of his contingency fee arrangement, will not charge any fees unless money is recovered.
Don’t Wait – Contact A Lawyer Today
Because you only have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. In situations where multiple vehicles are involved, it is also important to not delay as the at-fault driver’s insurance company will be having to process multiple claims.