People who are confined to wheelchairs obviously face several different challenges each day that are unfamiliar to the rest of us. One of those challenges involves venturing out into traffic. However, it is usually easier for people to notice someone moving around in this manner and to avoid crashes with them. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened late last week when a woman in a wheelchair was hit and seriously injured in a Las Vegas pedestrian accident.
According to the authorities, this Las Vegas pedestrian accident occurred on Thursday morning at approximately 9:45 a.m. An unidentified woman was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of South Valley View Boulevard and West Sahara Avenue when she was hit by the driver of a semi-trailer who was attempting to make a right turn at the intersection at the same time. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and suffered what were described as ‘serious’ injuries. The truck driver did receive a citation.
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere thoughts and support for the woman who was injured in this Las Vegas pedestrian accident. We hope that she is able to make a fast and full recovery. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada pedestrian accidents. Every year, more than 800 of these crashes occur, and they cause more than 500 injuries and more than 30 fatalities.
If the driver of the truck was cited by the police, it could indicate that he or she was negligent with regards to this Las Vegas pedestrian accident. If that’s the case, then it’s also possible that the woman who was injured could file a Nevada personal injury lawsuit in response. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the woman for her losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.