Nevada pedestrian accidents occur at a rate that’s much higher than many would guess, and the fact remains that those who travel on foot are encountering risks every time they do so. Even though parents teach their children to be wary of vehicles when they move around on foot, few children completely understand the nature of these risks. Unfortunately, an 11-year-old girl learned a painful lesson this morning as she walked to school. That lesson is that drivers will sometimes make mistakes that lead to injuries.
This pedestrian accident occurred at 7:30 this morning in the 2800 block of Palomino Lane in front of Howard Wasden Elementary School. According to witness reports, one driver was heading west on the street when the girl started crossing the street in the crosswalk. This driver stopped to allow the girl to cross, but another vehicle that was traveling east on the same road in a white Honda apparently did not see her and struck her.
The girl was sent to University Medical Center, and reports indicated that she may have suffered a broken leg. The driver was cited by police for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. It also appears that no additional investigation will be needed given that the accident occurred during the day with witnesses in the area who provided accounts of what had occurred.
Unfortunately, not everyone who is harmed in Nevada pedestrian accidents are fortunate enough to survive these incidents. More than 50 pedestrians are killed every year in Nevada, and the vast majority of them involve pedestrians being hit by moving vehicles. Basically, approximately one person every week is killed somewhere in the state while traveling on foot, and this trend has held steady in recent years.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in this sort of accident, you need the help of a Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer who understands what it takes to successfully fight for the rights of those who have been harmed because of the negligence of others. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.