Injuries Reported in Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident near East Tropicana Avenue and Ocean Drive
LAS VEGAS, NV (June 30, 2022) – Tuesday night, two people suffered injuries in a pedestrian crash near East Tropicana Avenue and Ocean Drive.
The incident occurred at about 6:40 p.m. near East Tropicana Avenue and Ocean Drive. Moreover, the crash happened right in front of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
According to reports, a man darted across eastbound lanes on Tropicana Avenue outside a marked crosswalk. Meanwhile, a white Ford Expedition slowed to avoid hitting the man. However, a white Ford E150 following behind rear-ended the Expedition. As a result, the Expedition hit the pedestrian.
After the crash, responders took the pedestrian to University Medical Center for life-threatening injuries. Moreover, they transported the driver of the E150 to UMC for injuries.
Also, the authorities shut down eastbound traffic on Tropicana from Las Vegas Boulevard to Koval.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continued to investigate the crash.
If you feel yourself drifting into other lanes due to fatigue or any other reason, safely pull over and rest before continuing to drive. You can also call a friend or an Uber to pick you up if you feel like it would be unsafe to drive.
Ways to Deal with Pedestrian Accidents
Each year, around 20-50 million people are injured or disabled due to a crash. To avoid suffering from such incidents, practice safe driving habits on the road at all times.
As a driver, it’s your responsibility to do it even when it is empty, even when there is no police officer around to make sure you make, say, a complete stop.
Even with the best driving habits, it is still important to know what to do if you find yourself in a motor vehicle accident.
Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers says, “The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, they will secure your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.”
If you’re involved in a serious pedestrian accident, call us. Sweet Lawyers has over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your auto accident, personal injury, or disability case. Also, we promise to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.