Paradise, NV (November 18, 2023) - On Friday, November 17, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by an RTC bus in the Paradise area. The deadly crash occurred at the corner of S. Nellis Boulevard and E. Tropicana Avenue at around 2:56 p.m. The victim was traveling on foot when they were hit by the bus. They were transported to a local hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.
Responding officials reported that the driver of the bus showed signs of intoxication. At this time, it is unknown if any charges have been filed in relation to the crash. The identity of the deceased victim has been withheld. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in Nevada
Walking is a healthy and green way to get around, but unfortunately, those traveling on foot are more exposed to the dangers of the road. Nevada has a poor reputation when it comes to pedestrian safety. Statistics show that nearly 24 percent of deadly car accidents in the state involve a pedestrian. The majority of these deaths take place on urban roadways. On average, nearly 80 people are killed daily in pedestrian collisions. Distracted and impaired drivers are often involved in these unfortunate accidents.
If you lost someone close to you in a pedestrian or DUI collision, you are likely experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. You need to be of sound mind in order to make informed decisions about you and your family’s future. Many families do not consider taking legal action after a deadly crash, but this is often a mistake. The longer you wait to pursue a claim for compensation in the event of a fatal pedestrian accident, the more likely it is that key evidence may be lost forever. You need to start working with a trained attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure your claim is as strong as possible.
You do not want to be on your own after a fatal crash. You need to have someone on your side who has handled cases just like yours in the past and has reached successful outcomes for past clients. Only a qualified Nevada pedestrian crash lawyer will be able to get you the full and fair compensation you are owed.
The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help if someone close to you is unfairly killed in the event of a pedestrian crash. You have rights, and you need to have a trained Paradise wrongful death lawyer on your side to protect your future. We can answer any and all questions that you may have during a free consultation. If you want to get started on your claim today, contact our law offices at 775-227-2280.