Officers Arrest 34-Year-Old Tyrrell Smith on Tropicana Avenue Fatal DUI Crash
Las Vegas, NV (March 08, 2021) – On Saturday, police arrested 34-year-old Tyrrell Smith in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Tropicana Avenue.
The fatal crash took place at about 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tenaya Way.
Apparently, a 60-year-old bicyclist was rear-ended by a vehicle that immediately fled the scene.
Unfortunately, the victim was thrown from his bicycle. He suffered severe injuries and later died at a hospital.
Moreover, witnesses followed the suspect driver and gave the license plate number and vehicle description to the authorities.
Subsequently, officers went to the address of the registered owner. They found the vehicle and arrested Smith for the suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run.
Authorities said Smith showed signs of impairment.
Meanwhile, officers withheld the deceased’s identity.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased’s family. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
What Can the Family do in a Fatal Accident Like This?
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, it is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death lawsuit gives the loved ones of a departed family member some semblance of justice.
“The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempting to obtain police reports” says Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Mark adds, “Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand, and this is why hiring an experienced attorney can not only provide you with peace of mind that you have a fighter in your corner but also having someone to make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served.”
He explains, “Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one.”
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