Monday, September 23, 2013
Three Children Injured When Truck Crashes Into Bus Stop
Early in the morning on September 20th, a father and his three young children were struck by a Ford pickup that smashed into the bus stop where the family was waiting. The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning, on North Lamb Boulevard, just north of East Bonanza Road. The three children, ages 2, 4, and 5, were intubated at the scene before being transported to the hospital in critical condition.
According to Metro Police, the accident was the result of a collision between the Ford pickup and a Dodge pickup. The Ford was traveling north on Lamb Boulevard when the back passenger side of the vehicle was struck by the Dodge pickup, which was traveling west down Bonanza Road. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to swerve and hit the Regional Transportation Commission bus stop north of the Lamb intersection.
Neither of the drivers was injured in the accident, and both claimed that they had a green light and the right of way. Metro Police were seeking video form nearby businesses to determine which driver had a green light and which driver was responsible for the collision. The negligent driver who ran the light and caused the accident could be held liable for the family’s losses and injuries under personal injury law.
When motorists drive recklessly or allow themselves to become distracted behind the wheel, they could be held legally responsible for any harm and financial damage they cause to innocent victims. Negligent driving can result in severe and even fatal injuries to other motorists and pedestrians, and victims may be entitled to generous compensation.
If you or your family has been harmed in a motor vehicle or pedestrian accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, it is important to understand your rights and options. Visit the informative Personal Injury section on our website to learn more, or call our caring Las Vegas injury attorneys at De Castroverde Law Group to discuss your case.