Highways in Nevada cities such as Las Vegas are crowded and congested at nearly all hours of the day and night. Overcrowded roadways mean car accidents are virtually inevitable. It goes without saying that no one wants to be involved in an accident. However, when the at-fault driver flees the scene of crash, the experience can be absolutely devastating for all those who are involved.
A recent hit-and-run accident in Las Vegas took the life of a man. The accident happened at night at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Honolulu Street. According to reports, the driver of an SUV was traveling east on Charleston Boulevard approaching the intersection at a high rate of speed. Reports said the SUV ran the red light at the intersection and hit a sedan.
Fatal hit-and-run crash
Reports said the sedan was knocked into another SUV that was stopped at the red light. Tragically, authorities said the driver of the sedan was killed in the crash. Reportedly, the driver of the SUV that ran the red light fled the scene of the crash on foot. He was later apprehended by police. Officers said he was charged with DUI resulting in death, reckless driving resulting in death and other serious charges.
There is nothing in life that is as painful as losing a loved one. When a loved one is killed in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, surviving family members can pursue damages by contacting a skilled litigator. Although nothing can replace a loved one, a successful wrongful death claim could result in much-needed financial compensation to help families with end-of-life expenses.