Traffic in residential areas is relatively sparse compared to major thoroughfares, and one of the most common sights in terms of vehicles in these areas is delivery trucks. While these vehicles tend to move slowly because of the numerous stops they make, they are also large vehicles and when they are involved in collisions disaster can result. Tragically, that seems to be what occurred on Tuesday afternoon when a woman was hit and killed by a UPS truck in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident.
According to the authorities, this fatal Las Vegas pedestrian accident occurred on Tuesday at approximately 3:15 p.m. A 69-year-old woman was believed to be stepping out to get her mail near Wigwam Parkway and Eastern Avenue. As she did so, the driver of a UPS truck made a delivery and got back into his truck. When the driver started moving forward, the collision occurred. The woman was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed in this Las Vegas pedestrian accident. Losing a life in this manner is truly tragic. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada pedestrian accidents. Every year, approximately 50 people are killed in these occurrences.
It seems as though more facts regarding this Las Vegas pedestrian accident would be necessary in order to assign fault for the crash. If the UPS driver was at fault, it could lead to the filing of a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit against the company by the woman’s family. If such a claim was filed and was successful, the family could recover damages 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.