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It has been more than two decades now that people from all walks of life have been working hard to bring about awareness of the dangers that are associated with drunk driving.  Groups like MADD, SADD and many others have been relentless in their efforts to bring the number of drunk drivers down, and law enforcement officials as well as legislators have gotten in on the effort as well.  While these efforts have done a lot of good and likely saved countless lives, people still make the terrible decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol far too often.  As a result of this terrible decision, people are badly injured and killed.

Sadly, that’s what police suspect occurred last week on Wednesday night when a woman lost her life in an alleged Las Vegas DUI accident.  The woman was driving her vehicle near Camino Al Norte and Edna Crane when she was violently hit by a male driver.  The woman was killed instantly and the man was injured.  Police conducted an investigation into the crash and the man was arrested on suspicion of:

 

  • Felony driving under the influence
  • Felony reckless driving
  • Failure to maintain travel lane
  • Failure to wear a seat belt

While the man remains in the hospital, he will be processed and face arraignment soon.  While it’s good that the wheels of justice have begun to turn, this will not bring back the woman who was killed. 

We’d like to offer our condolences to the woman who was killed in this crash.  According to several news reports, she had just recently moved here and she was hoping to start a new life.  We also hope that the criminal process that’s beginning will lead to a just and a fair result.  This crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada car accidents, and according to the Nevada Department of Transportation thousands of people are injured every year in crashes and approximately 300 people are killed.

To make matters worse, Nevada appears to fall in line with most other jurisdictions across the country in that approximately 30 percent of all crashes that result in at least one fatality are recorded with alcohol as having been a factor.  If that’s what occurred with this crash, then it seems possible that the family of the woman who was killed could take action by filing a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit against the alleged drunk driver.  If that lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicant, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who know how to help you find a positive result.  Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. 

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