A 26-year-old man died Sunday after his vehicle struck another vehicle while traveling in the wrong lane on Interstate 215 in the south valley Sunday morning.
The 26-year-old driver was traveling in a red Mustang westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-215 around 3:40 a.m. when he crashed into a black Nissan Altima driven by a 41-year-old man near the eastern exit, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
No passengers were in either vehicle.
The wrong-way driver died at the accident scene and the driver of the Nissan was taken to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
NHP investigators will look into the possibility that the wrong-way driver was impaired at the time of the accident.
Wrong-Way Driving Accident Caused by Negligence
Throughout our more than two decades of experience as Las Vegas auto accident attorneys, we have seen countless people injured or killed in collisions caused by negligence.
Most instances of wrong-way driving are caused by reckless or distracted drivers, including those impaired by drugs or alcohol or who are distracted by portable electronic devices.
Traffic safety authorities in Nevada have created safety initiatives to promote awareness of dangerous driving behaviors and programs to prevent accidents like wrong-way driving collisions.
However, as traffic fatalities continue to increase in Nevada and the U.S., it is up to drivers to take responsibility and make reasonable decisions to ensure roadway safety for motorists and pedestrians.
Those who have been injured or lost a loved one because of a reckless driver may have legal options. An attorney who is well-versed in Nevada’s personal injury and traffic laws can assist you in filing a claim that may increase your compensation and hold a negligent driver responsible for his or her actions.
We always provide first-time clients with a free initial consultation to review the terms of your auto collision and determine the options that are available for your claim. Our attorneys also work on a contingency fee basis and will not charge you unless we recover a positive verdict or settlement for your case.