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Paradise, NV - Pedestrian Dies in DUI Hit-&-Run at Decatur Blvd & Tropicana Ave

Paradise, NV - Pedestrian Dies in DUI Hit-&-Run at Decatur Blvd & Tropicana Ave

Paradise, NV (January 1, 2023) - On Saturday morning, December 30, a pedestrian was killed after a traffic accident in the Paradise area. The fatal collision was reported at the corner of Decatur Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue early that morning at around 4:30 a.m. Local reports revealed that a Ford F-250 pickup truck was driving down the road when it jumped onto the sidewalk near Cameron Street.

The driver of the pickup hit a man, a water box, and a water supply line, before crashing into a utility pole and an iron fence. The driver reversed and fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck was later found in an alley, and the driver was located at his residence. He was arrested for charges of driving under the influence. No additional information on the crash has been provided. Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation.

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

Drunk Driving Crashes in Nevada

There are few things as dangerous as driving while drunk, and drivers who get behind the wheel and behave carelessly pose a direct threat to other drivers. In the state of Nevada, 20,130 collisions involving alcohol were reported between 2011 and 2020. A total of 7,200 people were hurt and 156 people died as a result of these crashes. In 2019, there were 90 fatal traffic accidents in the state, with about 30 percent involving drunk drivers.

Serious injuries are extremely common in pedestrian accidents. This is because a pedestrian has nearly no protection from the collision. You need to make sure you do all the required steps to ensure that you can make a recovery if you are hurt as a pedestrian. It is common knowledge that severe or even fatal injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can result in significant medical expenses and other losses that you may not be financially prepared for.

Pedestrians have the same right to use the road as anyone else in the state, and you have legal rights as a Nevada resident. You should speak with an experienced attorney who can protect your legal rights and fight for your fair compensation after a serious pedestrian accident. You should not leave your recovery up to chance or in the hands of a large insurance provider.

after a life-changing pedestrian crash, you need to know that you are not on your own. A team of knowledgeable attorneys can help to protect your legal rights and get you the best outcome for your personal injury claim. The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help you every step of the way so that you are empowered to make informed decisions about your recovery. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Paradise are ready to get to work on your case. If you are ready to get to work on your case, contact our legal offices at 775-227-2280.

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