Woman Killed in Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident in Downtown Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident
A 65-year-old woman was tragically killed on Saturday, May 30th in a hit and run pedestrian accident in downtown Las Vegas, the Review-Journal reported. The accident was reported at 4:03 pm at West Owens Avenue west of North Main Street. Police said the vehicle involved was a 2020 Toyota Camry that was going east on West Owens Avenue. The preliminary investigation indicated that the victim was at a bus stop on the sidewalk of Owens, west of Main Street.
The vehicle veered off the road and struck a light pole before hitting the bus stop and pedestrian. The victim was dragged until the Camry hit another light pole and stopped. The driver left the scene on foot and the victim died at the scene.
Anyone with information about the crash or the Toyota driver involved was asked to call Metro’s collision investigation section at 702-828-3595 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. Our thoughts go out to the victim of this tragic incident. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is devastating and difficult.
Hit & Run Accident Liability
It is shocking that people do not stop after an accident, but per capita, Nevada has the fourth largest rate of fatal hit-and-run crashes in the country. Nevada law requires drivers who are involved in a car accident to stop immediately and remain at the scene until authorities arrive. Along with stopping, motorists must provide reasonable assistance to drivers, passengers or pedestrians, such as calling police or rendering aid.
If and once the driver is found, the driver may face criminal felony charges. If the accident resulted in a bodily injury or death – the criminal charge is a Category B felony, which carries a maximum sentence of twenty (20) years. Separate charges may be brought for driving under the influence, if the driver was drunk or under the influence of drugs. Additionally, a personal injury or wrongful death claim may be brought against the driver.
What to Do Following a Hit and Run Accident in Las Vegas
At LV Personal Injury Lawyers, understand the uncertainty our clients face following the loss of a loved one. A hit-and-run crash may have complex legal issues, especially if the driver was working when the accident occurred. The driver may also face numerous criminal charges, and may be in jail.
There may be more than one liable party, so it is important to speak to an experienced Nevada hit and run accident victim lawyer as soon as possible. For more information about your legal rights following a Las Vegas hit and run accident, call the team at LV personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. We will review your case, answer your questions, and advise your legal options and rights.
We have handled many cases throughout Clark County and will address your concerns and advise on how similar cases have been resolved. Should you hire us for your wrongful death or personal injury case, we will not charge any fees unless we win.