When you’re in Las Vegas, pay attention so that you don’t become part of these accident statistics.
Watch Out for These Traffic Accident Statistics in Las Vegas
Whether you live in Las Vegas because of the year round sunshine or are vacationing to enjoy the glitz and glamor, it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. You settle into the routines of daily life or are too busy visiting the sites to worry about that rare event known as a car crash. However, the latest statistics from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reveal that traffic accidents are more common than you think and you should always be on your guard.
As of May 2015, Las Vegas suffered a total of 5,047 collisions with 3,627 causing injury. City drivers do better each year with the number of crashes and injuries going down every year since 2013. In 2013, there were 9,815 collisions and 4,516 injury incidents. In 2014, there were 6,585 collisions and 3,724 injury collisions.
From November 2014 to the present, the intersection with the most injury collisions belonged to S Rainbow Blvd at W Hacienda Ave. The remaining four top injury intersections, with nine injury collisions each were S Eastern Ave at E Tropicana Ave, Boulder Highway at E Sun Valley Dr, W Flamingo Rd at S Rainbow Blvd and N Nellis Blvd at Cedar Ave.
While you can recover from injuries or vehicular damage, you cannot recover from death. The LVPD reports that fatalities are up this year with 43 deaths compared to 36 in 2014 and 46 in 2013. Walking is more dangerous than driving. About 37 percent of the deaths were associated with pedestrian with 28 percent for the driver. Next on the list are motorcyclists with 19 percent of the fatalities, followed by bicyclists at 9 percent and passengers at 7 percent.
Failing to yield the right of way was the biggest cause of fatalities at 28 percent. Ranking second was a mistake by the pedestrian at 26 percent. Next was failing to maintain the lane at 16 percent and speeding at 7 percent. Other factors constituted 16 percent of the deaths.
If you’re involved in a collision, say very little and contact us. As your car accident lawyer in Las Vegas, we’ll fight for your rights.