If you have ever been a part of a funeral procession, you know what a somber and sad experience that is for everyone involved. This is particularly true if the funeral is for a person who was close to you and other loved ones. This is a day when emotions run raw and people tend to be vulnerable to lapses in judgment and focus for obvious reasons. That’s one of the reasons that these processions tend to move slowly and involve drivers who are empathetic but not necessarily grieving themselves.
Sadly, a difficult event turned horrible over the weekend when two people who were riding on a motorcycle were hit by a vehicle that was involved in a funeral procession at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and H Street. Police initially believe that one of the vehicles involved in the procession ran through a red light and hit the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was critically injured, and the motorcycle passenger and the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash were also hurt.
None of the people involved in the crash were identified, but this incident will now become part of the statistics regarding Nevada motorcycle accidents. Every year, more than 1,000 people are injured and nearly 50 people are killed in these crashes. Police did not indicate whether or not doctors are confident that the man who was critically injured will survive. The other two people who were injured are expected to recover.
Regardless of the emotional circumstances that may have been related to the funeral procession, negligence is still negligence and people who cause accidents that lead to others being seriously injured can be held responsible for the harm that was caused. The people on the motorcycle have legal rights as well, and perhaps they should be enforced. If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent driver, you also have legal rights that the interests of justice state should be protected. Contact the Las Vegas accident lawyers at the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.