Wrong Way Crash Ends in 2 Fatalities
The community of Summerlin is saddened to report that two individuals lost their lives on February 5th as a result of a devastating three-vehicle crash. According to initial reports, the Nevada State Police Department was informed about the incident at around 2:41 A.M.
Authorities arrived at the scene of the crash, the 215 Beltway near Town Center Drive, where they discovered three individuals with serious injuries. They also discovered two individuals that were declared deceased at the scene of the accident.
The female was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
During the investigations, police determined that a Cadillac had been traveling southbound in the northbound travel lanes on 215. A Chevy pickup, which was traveling in the correct direction, was in the same lane as the Cadillac. By the time the two noticed each other, they didn’t have enough time to avoid a crash.
The two vehicles hit each other head-on. As the cars spun out of control, the Chevy struck a third vehicle. The drivers of the Chevy and Cadillac are the two individuals who lost their lives. Everyone in the third vehicle was injured and hospitalized.
Wrongful Death Car Accidents in Las Vegas
Sadly, this unfortunate situation happens more often than we’d like to think. In Las Vegas, when you or a loved one gets into a crash, Nevada law requires that you first seek out compensation from your own insurance policy. In a crash like the one described above, though, the losses are substantial. It’s unlikely that an insurance policy would be able to adequately cover all the losses.
When this happens or when a death has occurred, it might make the most sense to seek out a claim after seeking recourse from your insurance provider.
A wrongful death claim can help surviving family members recover from financial losses associated with funeral costs, property damage to the vehicle, a loss of financial support from the deceased, pain and suffering, and more. Considering that the at-fault driver also passed away in the accident above, family members may think they’re out of options, but they are not. Family members can still pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault person’s estate.
Are you interested in learning more about your legal options after experiencing a car accident in Las Vegas or a surrounding Nevada city? If so, then we can help. Schedule a consultation with our office now to find out more.