The Las Vegas Sun reports that a man was recently severely injured as he attempted to cross the street near the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. According to law enforcement officers, the 76-year-old man failed to cross using a cross walk and was struck by a motorist who fled from the scene of the accident. The injured man was taken to the hospital for treatment and the alleged driver of the vehicle was located and arrested for felony hit-and-run. In an unrelated incident, a 61-year-old man was found dead near the intersection of Galleria Drive and Gibson road. Officers believe the man was the victim of another hit-and-run as he attempted to cross the street. The Clark County Coroner’s office stated that he died of blunt force trauma to the head as a result of the accident.
In 2012, there were more than 10.6 million tractor trailers traveling on U.S. roadways, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As the American economy continues to grow, however, Nevada motorists can expect to share the road with an increased number of commercial trucks. Some are predicting that this increase in commercial truck traffic will contribute to a rise in large truck accidents across the nation. Prominent Nevada truck accident lawyer firms have already seen an increase in the number of commercial truck accident cases since 2009.
The Huffington Post recently reported on the death of a Clemmons, North Carolina woman who was involved in an accident. The 32-year old was driving to work one morning on a busy interstate when her car crossed the center of the highway, crashed into an oncoming recycling truck and caught on fire. Fortunately, the truck driver was unharmed. Investigators soon learned that the woman was engaging in a new trend: taking selfies while driving. She took several photos of herself and posted them to a popular social media site while she was on the road. Her last post took place at 8:33 a.m., just one minute before the first calls came in reporting the accident. A Las Vegas car accident lawyer understands that this could happen to each and every individual who chooses to take a selfie while behind the wheel.

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