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Pedestrian Fatalities Higher Than Ever in Clark County

According to a report published last week by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, last Thursday marks the absolute deadliest year for pedestrians in documented Clark County history. At Benson and Bingham attorneys at law, we outline cases every month of pedestrians being run over or struck by a car in either Las Vegas, Henderson, or Summerlin in Nevada. Much more go undocumented on our blog, both so that we can cover incidences in Clark County of another nature and also so that our blog continues to be diverse in the stories we tell. If we only covered pedestrian fatality accidents in Las Vegas for every post, our blog would become stagnant. Sadly enough, there are enough pedestrians being hurt or killed by cars in Southern Nevada to make up an entire blog comprised of weekly posts only pertaining to that. What is especially interesting about this article, is that there are still six weeks of the year left, and there tends to be a higher quantity of pedestrians becoming traffic fatalities during the peak tourist season in Las Vegas, specifically on times like New Year's Eve when the city swells to almost twice it's size.

When examining this Las Vegas Review-Journal article, the actual pedestrian injury and fatality auto accident numbers stand out the most. According to recent reports, the number of people who are walking and killed in Las Vegas is currently 62 (as of Thursday) which is two higher than the pedestrian fatality number for the entire year of 2015, which was the next deadliest year on record with 60 people being killed by cars. As we mentioned above, there are still six weeks left to 2017 meaning that the pedestrian fatality could still become much worse than previous years. Because of this, the city f Las Vegas is investing a lot of money, upwards of several million dollars to make the roads safer for anyone walking on Clark County roadways. As we've documented at length in other pedestrian fatality in Las Vegas related posts on our blog, the deadliest place to be walking in Southern Nevada is the stretch of road on the eastern part of town known as Boulder Highway. Those improvement funds are going to be mostly focused on Boulder highway, to install flashing lights to notify drivers of possible pedestrian foot traffic, wider cement medians to help Las Vegas locals crossing the road have a safe space to get across, and eight crosswalks to bisect the long road and make it easier for those seeking to cross to not have to jaywalk or walk over a mile out of their way to cross the street lawfully and safely. Unfortunately for the over sixty pedestrians involved in the serious injury and fatal car crashes this year, those investments are going to be too little, too late.

If you or someone you care about has been hurt or killed in an injury pedestrian auto accident in Las Vegas, you should find a highly regarded personal accident and injury lawyer who is located in Las Vegas. It's really important to find someone to represent you who has done hundreds of pedestrian injury accident cases and who will present your case in the best way possible. Benson and Bingham has been recognized as the best car accident injury attorneys in Southern Nevada, and they will work tirelessly to represent your case with caring and compassion.  Call them right away to ensure you get the best lawyers possible to take care of your pedestrian car wreck case.   



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