When a fatal car accident occurs in Las Vegas or anywhere else, the police will report to the scene and conduct an investigation. This investigation usually involves asking the survivors of the crash what happened as well as interviewing any potential witnesses to the incident. That’s what police did after an accident occurred on Saturday morning that took the life of a 33-year-old man, and based on police accounts it’s possible that they don’t completely believe the survivor’s recollection of events.
The crash occurred at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Saturday morning at the intersection of West Spring Mountain Road and South Wynn Road. The survivor, a 26-year-old female, stated that as she was driving on Spring Mountain Road the traffic signal turned yellow at Wynn Road. She stated that at that point the other driver tried to turn right onto Spring Mountain Road and turned into her path. She tried to brake and avoid the collision, but it was too late and the other driver was killed.
However, police investigated the situation and stated that they did not find evidence that the other driver had attempted a turn at the intersection. The driver who was killed, a 33-year-old male, was two blocks from home at the time. They also did not find evidence that the surviving driver had applied her brakes before the crash. She was given sobriety tests and she was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing death.
Tragically, 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 crashes. On a national level, tens of thousands of people are killed in crashes caused by drunk drivers, although it should be noted that nothing has yet been proven with regards to the surviving driver’s mental state. At this time, she remains in jail without bond.
Regardless, this situation could lead to the filing of a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the man who was killed. If you have lost someone you love in a crash, contact the Las Vegas accident lawyers at the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.