Las Vegas, NV – Motorcyclist Killed in Car Crash on S Pecos Rd
Las Vegas, NV (October 7, 2020) – A motorcyclist lost his life in an accident on Tuesday evening in the Las Vegas area. At approximately 7:20 p.m., on September 29, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on South Pecos Road.
Reports from authorities show that a motorcyclist was traveling south on South Pecos Road while riding on a 2018 Indian Dark Horse motorcycle when a 2002 Buick Century made a left turn into its path just north of East Rochelle Avenue. The impact of the crash caused significant injuries to the rider, who was identified as a 63-year-old man. The rider was rushed to Sunrise Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Buick was not injured in the accident and remained at the scene to speak with law enforcement. At this time, the crash remains under investigation
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
More than 1,000 people are injured in motorcycle accidents across our state each year. A total of approximately 50 victims end up passing away due to the extent of their injuries. Although this may seem like a small number of victims who lose their lives each year, the number continues to increase steadily from year to year. Although these vehicles account for nearly 1% of all traffic on roads across the country, riders are victims in nearly 15% of all traffic fatalities annually across the United States. Motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable against the impact of other vehicles in collisions, to begin with. Being struck by multiple vehicles dramatically increases the chances of suffering from fatal injuries. Losing a loved one tragically and unexpectedly can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives.
When victims lose their lives in collisions, families are often left to deal with unbearable mental and emotional consequences. Many families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, deal with lost earnings, and suffer emotional and mental consequences. When families lose loved ones in motorcycle accidents, due to the negligence of others, they should reach out to a Nevada wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible.
Over the past four decades, the Nevada motorcycle accident lawyers at BurgSimpson.com have fought aggressively to protect the legal rights of families throughout the state who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our attorneys strive to help those harmed moved forward in the best way imaginable after a life-altering collision. If your loved one lost their life in a motorcycle accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact our Nevada personal injury law firm at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you.
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