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Las Vegas, NV - Driver Killed, Three Hurt in Two-Car Crash at Durango Dr & Soneto Ln

Las Vegas, NV - Driver Killed, Three Hurt in Two-Car Crash at Durango Dr & Soneto Ln

Las Vegas, NV (December 30, 2023) - On Friday morning, December 29, a driver was killed and three passengers were injured after a crash at a busy intersection in Las Vegas. The accident was reported at the corner of S. Durango Drive and Soneto Lane at around 10:23 a.m. Local reports indicated that a 26-year-old Las Vegas man was operating a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder when they attempted to make a left turn at the intersection.

At the same time, 19-year-old Elkin Meja C. was headed northbound in a 2011 Hyundai Genesis. The Nissan crossed into the path of the oncoming Hyundai, and the Genesis hit the front of the Pathfinder, causing it to overturn. The driver of the Nissan suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 30-year-old Las Vegas woman in the Nissan and two passengers in the Hyundai were transported to the hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. The identity of the deceased victim has not been provided. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Left-Turn Crashes in Nevada

Intersections are a common part of our daily commutes, but these areas prove to be incredibly dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 22.2 percent of car crashes involve drivers making left turns. Almost 40 percent of car accidents take place at intersections, making up the second-largest crash category in the nation. Statistics show that almost 50 percent of serious collisions and 20 percent of fatal accidents occur at crossroads or intersections.

The risk of a serious crash happens at almost any time, and you need to be ready to take immediate action if you or someone close to you is hurt in an auto accident. There is so much that can happen after a life-changing car crash, and you need to be sure that you are able to get the most out of your claim. This usually means working closely with a trained personal injury lawyer who is ready to guide you through the complicated claims process and achieve a recovery. This can put you in a better situation as you pursue the full value of your compensation claim.

You need to know that you are not alone after a serious car crash. The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help you during this difficult time, and we will not stop until you can achieve a full recovery if you are hurt by a reckless driver. We understand you are going through a difficult time, and we are here to help. Contact our law offices today at 775-227-2280 to discuss your case with a caring and knowledgeable Las Vegas car crash lawyer.

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