Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Jul 20, 2016 in Car Accident News
A 44-year-old woman died Friday, July 15, from injuries sustained in a serious car accident earlier this month involving a drunk driver.
The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. on July 2 on East Lake Mead Boulevard near the intersection with Pecos Road. According to Las Vegas police, the woman, driving a 2006 PT Cruiser, was stopped at a red light in the left westbound travel lane when she was rear-ended by a Hyundai Sonata that failed to slow down.
The Sonata slammed into the back of the woman’s vehicle causing her and her three passengers to suffer severe injuries. The passengers, a 24-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, suffered injuries ranging from moderate to serious, though none were life-threatening. The woman and all three passengers were transported to University Medical Center.
Investigators determined that the driver of the Sonata was impaired at the time of the accident. He was also taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries. Upon his release on July 12, he was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
The woman’s death marked the 56th traffic-related fatality this year in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction.
The death also coincides with data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing that traffic-related deaths increased by 7.7 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. The numbers indicate that 94 percent of accidents are caused by human error or poor decisions.
The Las Vegas car accident lawyers at Henness & Haight have seen the devastation that often results from auto accidents. That is why we are committed to fighting for the rights of the injured to help make sure that they receive the maximum compensation they deserve for their injuries or the loss of a loved one.
If another driver’s negligence caused your injuries or led to the death of someone you love, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you have a case.