Las Vegas, NV - Elderly Woman Killed in DUI Crash at Charleston Blvd & Merialdo Ln

Las Vegas, NV - Elderly Woman Killed in DUI Crash at Charleston Blvd & Merialdo Ln

Las Vegas, NV (November 14, 2023) - On Sunday, November 12, an elderly woman was killed and two others were hurt following a serious collision involving an alleged drunk driver in the Las Vegas area.

The deadly accident was reported at the corner of W. Charleston Boulevard and Merialdo Lane near S. Durango Drive at around 1:55 p.m. Local reports indicated that a Toyota Corolla was traveling on Charleston when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Merialdo. An Acura TLX was headed westbound at a high rate of speed as the driver of the Toyota was attempting the turn.

The Toyota entered into the Acura’s path, and both vehicles collided. The front of the TLX hit the side of the Corolla, damaging both vehicles in the process. An 81-year-old woman traveling as a passenger in the Toyota suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers were transported to UMC Trauma for treatment of sustained injuries. The 35-year-old driver of the Acura was later detained under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  No additional information has been provided at this time.  An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in the hands of 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.

Deadly Drunk Driving Crashes in Nevada

When you drive while intoxicated, you are putting yourself and others in serious danger. There were 20,130 collisions reported in Nevada in 1999 involving an intoxicated motorist. These collisions resulted in 156 fatalities and over 7,200 injuries. Nearly 1 in 5 motorists admit to driving drunk, and the number of deadly crashes involving intoxication increased by 14 percent from 2020 to 2021. A drunk driver is an active threat to everyone on the road, and it is important that you take the necessary legal action to protect yourself if you or someone close to you is unfairly injured by a drunk driver.

A deadly crash can impact you like nothing else. You need to be able to make sure that justice is achieved while also fighting for your own rights. It can be even more devastating to deal with a deadly crash if you later find out that someone else’s negligence contributed to the fatal incident. However, wrongful death claims are notoriously difficult, and you need to have someone on your side who is ready to fight for your legal rights.

The team of attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. understands that you are going through a difficult time if you have recently lost someone close to you, and we are here to help. Our Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers have years of experience helping families recover financially after a deadly collision. If you want to discuss your case with a skilled attorney, give us a call today at 775-227-2280.
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