People who are not under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicant need to be extremely aware of their surroundings and their decisions when they approach intersections while behind the wheel of a vehicle. If someone consumes an intoxicant, this situation only becomes more difficult and dangerous. Sadly, police suspect that alcohol or some other substance may have been a factor in a possible Las Vegas DUI accident that took the life of a woman on Tuesday.
According to the authorities, this suspected Las Vegas DUI accident occurred on Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m. An unidentified 19-year-old man was driving his Dodge Durango towards the intersection of Ann Road and Allen Lane when he allegedly ran through a red light. As a result, he crashed into the Toyota sedan being driven by an unidentified woman. The woman was killed immediately as a result of the crash, and police are investigating the driver to determine if any type of substance was in his system at the time of the collision.
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 crash. We also hope that the police investigation leads to a fast and proper result. In addition, this suspected Las Vegas DUI accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Nevada car accidents. Every year, thousands of people are injured and nearly 400 people are killed in these occurrences.
If it turns out that the driver was under the influence of an intoxicant at the time of this suspected Las Vegas DUI accident, he could face serious criminal charges. He could also face a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit if the family of the woman who was killed decides to initiate such a filing. If they do and their case is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensates the family for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love to a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas wrongful death 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.