The Strip in Las Vegas may be the most popular spot for out-of-towners, with its neon lights, fountains and, of course, the casinos and nightlife. The city brings in people of all types, from those looking for the thrill of gambling or famous shows, to vacationing families. However, with all of these attractions come both pedestrian and vehicular traffic and the possibility of tragic accidents.
City Center Place recently was the scene of a hit and run accident involving four vehicles. A Lincoln SUV rear-ended a Ford SUV in an intersection. Both SUVs then crashed into separate vehicles following the initial impact. Three people were injured in the crash, and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
When someone has caused an accident because of their negligent actions, the victims of the accident may be able to recover damages from the responsible party.Car accidents may leave passengers or other drivers injured, and may also cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in property damage to other vehicles. The law generally requires that drivers exercise reasonable care under the circumstances, which includes following posted speed limits, using appropriate turn signals and heeding stoplights and stop signs. When a driver fails to do these things, that driver’s actions or inactions may constitute negligence, giving rise to liability.
In the City Center accident, the police reported that the driver of the Lincoln SUV fled the scene on foot shortly after the accident. The Accident Investigation Section of Metro is still investigating the accident and is searching for the driver. Witnesses or anyone with information about the accident have been asked to contact Metro.
Source: www.lasvegassun.com, “Driver flees after four-vehicle crash on Las Vegas strip,” Riley Snyder, July 15, 2013
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