Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Oct 05, 2016 in Motorcycle Accident News
A motorcyclist was killed early Sunday morning after being struck by a suspected drunk driver on Interstate 15.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP), the accident happened just after 4 a.m. on southbound I-15 near Russell Road.
NHP reported that a Silver Lexus was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to rotate and change lanes, where it struck a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The Lexus then struck a retaining wall and the Harley Davidson same to a stop several hundred feet down the road.
The 43-year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to University Medical Center (UMC) Trauma where he was pronounced dead. The 29-year-old driver of the Lexus suffered minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital. His 26-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported to UMC.
The driver of the Lexus was arrested on charges of driving under the influence above the legal limit resulting in death, driving under the influence resulting in significant bodily harm and reckless driving resulting in death.
According to police, this was the fourth fatal car accident in the Las Vegas Valley over the weekend. Two of those accidents involved motorcycles.
Because motorcyclists are exposed to more dangers while driving, they are at significantly increased risks for being injured or killed in an accident. In situations in which an accident is caused by a negligent or reckless driver, the victim and his or her family may be entitled to compensation.
The Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers at Henness & Haight are experienced in handling these types of accidents and can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about your legal options.