Las Vegas, NV (November 15, 2023) - On Sunday, November 12, a driver suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash in Las Vegas involving an alleged drunk driver. The accident was reported at the corner of S. Valley View Boulevard and W. Flamingo Road that morning at around 3:10 a.m. Local reports revealed that a 2004 Toyota Corolla was headed eastbound with a green light on Flamingo Road. It was then that a 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup truck traveling northbound entered the intersection.
The Tundra ran a red light and crashed into the other vehicle. The impact caused damage to both vehicles. The driver of the Corolla was taken to UMC Trauma in critical condition. The driver of the pickup, 49-year-old Sean Cornwall, was also injured. Cornwall showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for a DUI-related charge. No additional information has been provided at this time. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing crash investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Nevada DUI Collisions
Driving under the influence is a serious safety risk, and drunk drivers are active threats anytime they are on the road. There were 92 alcohol-related traffic deaths reported in Nevada in 2019 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These deaths made up nearly 30.3 percent of roadway fatalities that took place in the state that year. An estimated 20,130 collisions in Nevada involved drunk drivers that year, resulting in 156 deaths and over 7,200 injuries.
Driving is inherently dangerous, and you can never control the actions of other motorists. Drivers who willingly engage in negligent behavior on the road, including drunk and distracted driving, should be held responsible in the event of a serious collision. As a victim, you will likely be dealing with unexpected injuries and other damages, including mounting medical bills, lost income from being unable to work and vehicle repair costs. It can be difficult to understand your situation as you deal with these new-found losses, and you need someone who can help you through the complicated legal process.
You have rights as a Nevada resident to pursue compensation after being hurt in a car accident. You need a skilled legal team who is able to step in and fight for the compensation you need and deserve after a serious collision. Your attorney can help handle your case as you concentrate on your health and well-being.
The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help you if you or someone close to you is hurt in a collision. We understand that you are going through a difficult time, and we want to help you during this difficult time. Our Las Vegas car crash lawyers will be able to help you pursue the maximum compensation available in your case. If you want to get started on your claim, give us a call today at 775-227-2280.