Two people were sent to the hospital after a car accident involving two pedestrians and two taxis at McCarran International Airport.
Pedestrian Accident in Taxi Loading Area
Fire crews and police responded to the accident on Sunday, April 10 to reports of an injury crash that took place in the taxi loading area. According to Christine Crews, spokeswoman for McCarran, the two pedestrians were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
Also on Sunday, a 24-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a car on Pecos Road the day before. Kortni Hagg died on Sunday from blunt-force trauma after she was hit while crossing on a marked crosswalk near Rawhide Street. Hagg was struck by a Ford Fiesta driving north on Pecos.
Driver Of Fiesta Stopped
The driver of the Fiesta stopped immediately and was struck by another car from behind. The second car did not hit the pedestrian. Both drivers remained on the scene and neither showed signs of impairment, according to police. Hagg was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in Las Vegas, which now averages one pedestrian death every six days. Pedestrians die at a higher rate in our county than in other major cities like Manhattan, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas. While law agencies have tried to reduce pedestrian deaths through increased awareness and law enforcement, rapid growth of the city combined with inattentive drivers and pedestrians are difficult to combat.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, contact a Las Vegas injury lawyer right away. A personal injury lawyer will help you protect your rights and seek fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Schedule a free consultation with a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney at Christensen Law Offices today to discuss your case. Call us when you are feeling up to it at (702) 870-1000.