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Las Vegas Road Crash Report

LAS VEGAS ROAD CRASH REPORT Las Vegas is notorious for having some of the largest intersections in Nevada, which are unfortunately one of the most common locations for serious traffic accidents. ACCORDING TO THE LAS VEGAS METRO POLICE (LVMP) THE INTERSECTIONS WHERE PEOPLE ARE AT THE HIGHEST RISK OF INJURY OR ACCIDENT INCLUDE Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road Tropicana Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard Sahara Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard Paradise Road and Tropicana Avenue Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane Warm Springs Road and Eastern Avenue Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road Nellis Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue Tropicana Avenue and Cameron Street 曲 309 people lost their lives and 2,377 Between 2011 and 2015,517 people lost their lives and a staggering 1,657 were seriously injured in lane were seriously injured in intersection- related crashes on Nevada roadways between 2011 and 2015. departure crashes on Nevada roadways. SOME OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF INTERSECTION ACCIDENTS INCLUDE Traveling at unsafe speeds, which includes briefly speeding up to beat a red light. Falling asleep at the wheel. Driving while intoxicated, which can severely inhibit a person's decision making ability, reduce reaction times, and impair motor functioning. Distracted driving, which can include using cell phones, adjusting in-vehicle technologies, or not paying attention to the road. Vehicle defects, such as defective brakes or faulty tires, which can keep a motorist from being able to stop in time to avoid a collision with another driver, cyclist, or pedestrian. Poor intersection design, which limits a motorist's visibility or results in poorly designated lane markers. A NEW SURVEY FOUND THAT THE MAJORITY OF DRIVERS SAY DISTRACTED DRIVING IS A GROWING PROBLEM. Nearly 9 out of 10 drivers surveyed said that distracted driving (88%) is on the rise, ranking the action higher than other risky road behaviors such as aggressive driving (68%), drugged driving (55%) or drunk driving (43%). (Survey conducted by the nonprofit AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety) So-CALLED "DISTRACTED DRIVING" CAN BE THE RESULT OF THINGS LIKE I Texting while driving I Making phone calls while driving I Looking down or otherwise turning away from the road for a split second (to change radio stations, etc.) I Talking to another person in the car and/or roughhousing, etc. while driving I Browsing the web via smartphone - Eating or drinking - Grooming or putting on makeup Tired or drowsy driving THE DISTRACTED DRIVING WOES 18% of personal injury According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving plays a role in 10% of fatal accidents. accidents have distracted driving as a cause or a contributing factor. In 2014, distracted driving contributed to the deaths of 3,179 people on the roads. 520 of these victims were not occupants of either vehicle. The NHTSA's 2015 survey finds that nationwide, 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured due to distracted driving crashes during the year. Another 431,000 people suffered injuries because of distracted driving. The number of fatal crashes in Las Vegas was up 33% from 2014 to 2015, and fatalities from accidents were up 31.6%. The number has continued to rise since 2012. In 2016, News 3 in Las Vegas There were 50 pedestrian fatalities in Las Vegas in 2015, up from 34 in 2014, according to Metro. reported on March 3rd that there were already 19 pedestrians killed in barely over two months of the year, with 12 of those deaths happening in Clark County. Speeding, alcohol impairment and inattention on the part of drivers and pedestrians helped drive up the deaths from 57 in 2016 and surpass the region's previous all-time high of 60 reported in 2015. 336 pedestrians lost their lives and 688 were seriously injured on Nevada roadways between 2011 and 2015. 369 people lost their lives and 708 were seriously injured in impaired driving crashes on Nevada roadways between 2011 and 2015. 238 motorcyclists lost their lives and 968 were seriously injured on Nevada roadways between 2011 and 2015. ANNUAL GLOBAL ROAD CRASH STATISTICS Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the 5th leading cause of death by 2030. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. Road crashes cost low and middle-income countries $65 billion annually, exceeding the total amount received in developmental assistance. Road crashes cost $518 billion globally, costing More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44. individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP. Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world's roads, on average over 1,000 a day. Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally. ANNUAL UNITED STATES CRASH STATISTICS Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20. Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year. An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled. Road crashes cost the U.S. (S $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person. Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year. Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of Three injury crashes occur healthy U.S. citizens traveling every minute in the United States. abroad. Have you or someone you love been injured in a Las Vegas auto accident? If so, you should contact the experienced auto accident attorneys at Naqvi Injury Law today. Call us today at (702)-533-1000 and let us help! References : Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan Traffic Incident Management Coalition O000

Las Vegas Road Crash Report

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At Naqvi Injury Law, we’ve put together an infographic that explains everything you need to know about intersection accidents, including the location of the most dangerous intersection in Las Vegas,...




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