Las Vegas News
Update: According to 8NewsNow.com, ” the 12-year-old boy who was hit in a crosswalk outside a school Friday afternoon has died and the driver who hit him is now facing a manslaughter charge.”
A motor vehicle pedestrian accident injured two children Friday afternoon, February 14, 2020.
As reported by Fox5Vegas.com, “about 3:30 p.m., a 9-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were struck at Losee Road and Lone Mountain, near Somerset Academy.”
News3LV.com is reporting, “a Black Dodge ram pickup…was traveling eastbound on Lone Mountain Road from Losee Road. A group of students was crossing Lone Mountain northbound in the crosswalk. [The driver] failed to yield to the students hitting the two victims.”
According to the report, “[t]he children were hit and taken to UMC Hospital in critical condition…[t]he girl was in surgery at last update, while the boy was in ICU.”
[The Driver] was arrested and booked into the Las Vegas City Jail and charged with failure to maintain lane, failure to give full time and attention to driving, and two charges to fail to use due care around pedestrians.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of the victims may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their injuries. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle claims, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of the victims retain a law firm without delay to protect her interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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