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Las Vegas, NV - Pedestrian Fatally Struck near Nellis Air Force Base on Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV - Pedestrian Fatally Struck near Nellis Air Force Base on Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV (January 19, 2024) - On Thursday, January 19, a pedestrian was killed after a crash near the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. The fatal accident took place on Las Vegas Boulevard near Bessley Drive and Range Road at around 8:47 p.m. Local reports indicated that a vehicle was headed southbound when it hit a pedestrian on the roadway.

The victim suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. The area was temporarily closed off while emergency crews were present. It was later reopened a few hours later.

At this time, the identity of the deceased party has been withheld. No further information on the deadly pedestrian crash is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing accident investigation, and more information will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has shown that there are more pedestrian accidents occurring in the state each year, with Clark County—home of Las Vegas—having a disproportionately high number of serious pedestrian crashes. In Nevada, 376 fatal pedestrian accidents were reported between 2014 and 2018, accounting for a total of 387 fatalities. Pedestrians are involved in roughly 24.4 percent of roadway fatalities in the state, and over 90 percent of Nevada's fatal pedestrian accidents take place in metropolitan areas.

If there is a traffic accident, pedestrians are more likely to sustain life-changing injuries. Those traveling on foot will feel the full force of an oncoming motor vehicle's impact, and the ensuing injuries can often be serious and even fatal. The damages resulting from a pedestrian crash quickly rise to unimaginably high levels beyond the capacity of ordinary people. According to statistics, careless drivers who are distracted and fail to pay attention to the road at intersections are frequently the cause of life-changing pedestrian accidents.

In the event of a collision, pedestrians frequently sustain life-threatening injuries such as broken or shattered bones, head trauma, road rash, neck and back injuries, and more. Pedestrians who suffer these injuries frequently can suffer fatal injuries, leaving their loved ones to pick up the pieces. Wrongful death lawsuits are some of the most difficult cases our legal office takes on, and they can be challenging to pursue on your own without the help of a skilled attorney.

You need to know that you are not alone if someone close to you is killed in a pedestrian crash. The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to assist you in pursuing a financial recovery. Grieving families should not be held financially accountable for the careless driving of another person. To speak with an experienced Las Vegas wrongful death attorney about your case, call our offices at 775-227-2280 to get started on your case. We can answer any questions that you may have during a free consultation.

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