Las Vegas, NV - Pedestrian Killed by Drunk Driver at Lamb Blvd & Judson Ave

Las Vegas, NV - Pedestrian Killed by Drunk Driver at Lamb Blvd & Judson Ave

Las Vegas, NV (December 26, 2023) - A pedestrian was killed after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in the Las Vegas area on Sunday, December 24. The fatal accident was reported on Lamb Boulevard between Judson Avenue and Lake Mead Boulevard at around 6:15 p.m. Local reports revealed that a 2023 Tesla Model 3 was traveling northbound in the right lane when the lane changed to right-turn only.

At the same time, a 41-year-old man was crossing Lamb Boulevard on foot. The driver slowed down but hit the pedestrian as they changed lanes to make a left turn. The injured pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 29-year-old Alexandro Hernandez-Herrera, cooperated with responding officials. Hernandez-Herrera showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. No additional updates have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly DUI Crashes in Nevada

Drivers who get behind the wheel and act negligently are an active threat to other motorists, and there are few things as dangerous as operating a car while intoxicated. From 2011 to 2020, there were 20,130 collisions involving alcohol reported across the state of Nevada. These crashes resulted in 156 fatalities and 7,200 injuries. Almost 30 percent of traffic deaths in the state in 2019 involved drunk drivers, resulting in 90 fatalities.

A deadly car accident is never expected, and your entire way of life can be turned upside down in a matter of seconds. No one is prepared to deal with the loss of a loved one, and you need to be sure that you are able to protect the legal rights of your family during these difficult moments. It is even harder to deal with a deadly crash when you later discover it was caused by another person’s negligent actions. There is so much at stake, and you need to know that you have legal rights after a fatal collision. State law allows family members to pursue a wrongful death claim in order to recover lost compensation after a deadly accident. These types of crashes are notoriously difficult, and you need to be sure your case is in capable hands.

The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help you after a deadly crash causes the loss of a close family member. We want to help you make a financial recovery. You should not be held liable for the actions of a negligent driver. Our team of Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue a claim for compensation. If you have any questions, we are here to help. Contact our law offices today at 775-227-2280 to discuss your case with a caring personal injury attorney.

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