Las Vegas, NV – Fatal Traffic Accident on Boulder Hwy near Dalhart St

Las Vegas, NV - Fatal Traffic Accident on Boulder Hwy near Dalhart St

Las Vegas, NV (April 18, 2024) – Police in Las Vegas are currently investigating an accident that took the lives of at least two individuals in the East Valley on Wednesday night. Information provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows that the accident occurred on the Boulder Highway just south of Dalhart Street a approximately 7:37 p.m. Police report that a 2014 KIA Rio was headed north on Boulder Highway at high speeds while several pedestrians waited for a bus at a RTC shelter nearby. The collision occurred when the KIA drove off of the road and struck several fixed objects that were carried into the shelter where it struck several pedestrians and and pushed them onto the roadway. An ambulance transported three of the victims were taken to UMC Trauma Center, one of which sustained life-threatening injuries. Two others sustained serious injuries, according to reports. Two additional pedestrians lost their lives at the scene. They were identified as a 14-year-old teenager and a 42-year-old man. The individual driving the KIA was identified as Cynthia Phelps, age 64. Police say Phelps displayed signs of impairment. Police in Las Vegas continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. 

Nevada Car Crashes

 Tens of thousands of auto accidents happen daily in the United States, with over 17,000 accidents occurring throughout the nation. These crashes cause more than 7,500 people to sustain injuries and over 100 to lose their lives. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these wrecks are preventable and caused by negligence. 

Driver negligence has become a serious problem in the US, especially over the past ten years. According to information from the NHTSA, over 92% of reported traffic collisions are attributed to negligent driving. Prevalent forms of driver negligence include intoxication, distraction, and speeding. 

For example, every year, more than 400,000 car wrecks in the United States happen due to the negligent actions of other drivers. Driver negligence causes over 3,000 fatalities per year, while fatigued driving causes over 100,00 accidents yearly and takes the lives of around 1,500 lives. Additionally, driver intoxication is behind more than 30% of the national death rate related to car 

If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a crash caused by the negligence of another driver, you should not have to worry about financial burdens while you try to recover. By working with a car accident attorney, you may be able to file a personal injury claim so you can seek compensation for damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.

A car crash attorney in Las Vegas can assist you in filing a claim and pursuing the financial compensation you need. Moreover, holding the responsible party accountable for your accident is possible with legal support. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact the Simon Law Firm at 702-364-1650 to explore your options and receive guidance during this challenging time. If you have lost a loved one, a wrongful death attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim for financial compensation so you can get help with funeral costs and more.

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