When we think of a ‘typical’ Las Vegas pedestrian accident, most of us would visualize a person crossing the street and then being hit by an oncoming car. Few if any of us would think of a person being hit by a motorcycle, as motorcyclists tend to be very cautious when they climb onto these vehicles. Unfortunately, something went very wrong late last week when a man was hit and badly injured by a motorcycle in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident.
According to the authorities, this Las Vegas pedestrian accident occurred on Friday morning at approximately 1:45 a.m. An unidentified 69-year-old man was in a crosswalk on the 2000 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard near Martin Luther King Boulevard. At that point, he was hit by a motorcycle being driven by a 22-year-old male. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, and police suspect that speed may have been a factor in the crash.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our thoughts and our support for the man who was badly injured in this Las Vegas pedestrian accident. We hope that he is able to survive the harm he has suffered and make a full recovery. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada car accidents. Every year, more than 800 of these crashes occur, leading to more than 500 injuries and to nearly 50 fatalities.
If the police investigation leads to the conclusion that the motorcyclist was at fault for this Las Vegas pedestrian accident, the situation could progress to the point where the injured man files a Nevada personal injury lawsuit in response. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, the man could be awarded damages that compensate him for his losses.
If you or someone you love has been wrongfully injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those harmed for many years. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.