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Nevada pedestrian struck by alleged drunk driver

Car accidents involving two vehicles can be scary. These accidents are not as terrifying as those between a vehicle and a pedestrian. These types of accidents happen and can cause serious injuries or even death. A Nevada resident was allegedly struck and seriously injured by a drunk driver while pushing his bicycle across Flamingo Road, in Las Vegas.

The pedestrian who was struck was pushing his bicycle across the road -- outside of the marked crosswalk when the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro heading eastbound on Flamingo hit him. His injuries are categorized as serious and the pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital. The driver was given a field sobriety test by officers and failed. He was arrested on one count of driving while intoxicated.

The investigation is currently ongoing. Details were not released concerning the driver's blood alcohol level. It's possible there could be further charges due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries sustained from the drunk driving accident. DUI is a serious offense that has a range of penalties as governed by state law and the severity of the offense in question.

In cases where pedestrians are struck by a drunk driver, it is sad to think that this event could have been prevented. Simply the driver of the Camaro choosing not to get behind the wheel would have prevented this terrible accident from ever happening. Safety of everyone on the road should be the first priority of all drivers on the road today. Especially in a city like Las Vegas where pedestrians are everywhere, drunk driving is highly discouraged -- and illegal.

Source: Las Vegas Sun, "Man arrested on DUI count after pedestrian hit crossing road," Aug. 11, 2014

Source: Las Vegas Sun, "Man arrested on DUI count after pedestrian hit crossing road," Aug. 11, 2014

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