Leaving the scene of a traffic crash in Las Vegas is illegal, and for good reason. Victims of hit-and-run accidents often suffer serious injuries, particularly when they are pedestrians. With the threat of financial struggles due to high medical bills and lost wages, finding the responsible motorist and holding him or her accountable through the court system becomes essential.
Las Vegas law enforcement officials are seeking witnesses who can assist with the investigation of a recent hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Not only was a pedestrian struck by the motorist, his body became caught on the underside of the vehicle. After dragging the man across the parking lot for approximately the length of a football field, the driver turned onto a local street, which freed the victim.
People who saw the accident occur have verified these details, and claim the vehicle was a silver sedan. In addition to encouraging reports to the investigation unit that may lead to the capture of the driver at fault, law enforcement reminds those who may have information that they may call Crime Stoppers anonymously, as well. That organization may offer a reward for clues that help officers make an arrest. The victim’s injuries are currently threatening his life.
Any driver who strikes a pedestrian, motorcyclist or other vehicle and leaves the scene of the accident may be apprehended by law enforcement. Victims may then be able to receive compensation for their financial and physical losses, and may also be awarded punitive damages in a lawsuit.
Source: KSNV News3LV, “Man fighting for life after being rolled over by hit-and-run driver on W. Charleston,” Marvin Clemons, July 1, 2017