Citlali Mora and Nelly Amaya-Ramirez Die in Las Vegas Crash near Maryland Parkway
LAS VEGAS, NV (August 6, 2020) – On Monday night, Citlali Mora and Nelly Amaya-Ramirez in a pedestrian accident near Maryland Parkway.
The authorities revealed that a car struck the 16-year-olds on August 3rd at about 7:00 p.m. The incident took place near South Maryland Parkway and East Katie Avenue.
According to the authorities, they both suffered fatal injuries. They also said that another pedestrian who was hit was transported to the hospital, along with the driver.
Ebone Whitaker, the driver of the vehicle, was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continue to investigate the fatal crash.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family and friends of Citlali Mora and Nelly Amaya-Ramirez.
The Increase of Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in the US
In 2017 there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States.
On average, a pedestrian dies every 88 minutes in traffic crashes. That is more than 16 people a day, almost 115 people a week.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. But the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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