Las Vegas Woman Dies in DUI Crash on Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV (July 20, 2022) – On Tuesday afternoon, the authorities arrested 18-year-old Jerry Madera in a DUI crash on Washington Avenue killing a 33-year-old Las Vegas woman.
The authorities received the multi-vehicle crash report at about 2:29 p.m. at the intersection with Torrey Pines Drive.
According to the investigators, a westbound Toyota Rav 4 SUV driven by Jerry Madera was traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle ran a red light and collided with a Mazda CX-5 SUV that was turning left from the southbound lanes of Torrey Pines.
The Mazda rolled over multiple times and the Las Vegas woman driving it was rushed to UMC where she died.
Moreover, the Toyota rolled into other traffic lanes and started a fire.
The paramedics rushed Jerry Madera to UMC with serious but not fatal injuries. Officers booked him in absentia on suspicion of DUI and reckless driving resulting in death.
Officers say the Toyota and the Mazda struck four other vehicles. Luckily, three of those drivers did not sustain injuries while the fourth incurred minor injuries.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased in the DUI crash on Torrey Pines Drive. May the bereaved find peace and strength in this time of grief. We also wish a fast recovery to the injured party.
Killed in a Traffic Collision
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year. It is therefore important to follow all the traffic laws to avoid these types of accidents.
Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to the DUI crash on Torrey Pines Drive is hiring a wrongful death attorney.
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that fatal traffic accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of a party.