When drivers get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they owe a legal duty of care to anyone who could be affected by their actions. This duty clearly extends to a driver’s passengers, and any negligent or reckless action that leads to injuries or worse for a passenger can expose a driver to legal liability. While it’s too early to know exactly what occurred, what is known is that both the driver and the passenger of a vehicle were killed in a single-vehicle Las Vegas car accident early Thursday morning.
According to the authorities, this fatal, single-vehicle Las Vegas car accident occurred on Thursday morning at approximately 1:45 p.m. The 66-year-old female driver of a Toyota sedan was moving in a northbound direction on Interstate 215 when she attempted to exit at Cheyenne Avenue. She moved onto the ramp at a high rate of speed and ran through a red light at the top of the hill before crashing into two concrete walls. Both the driver and her 72-year-old male passenger were killed instantly.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of both people who were killed in this Las Vegas car accident. Losing two lives in such a violent manner is always truly tragic. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada car accidents. Every year, thousands of people are injured and nearly 400 people are killed in these occurrences.
If the available facts regarding this Las Vegas car accident are accurate and the driver was at fault for the crash, it could lead to the filing of a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the driver by the family of the passenger. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.