4-Vehicle Accident Kills Motorcyclist
A horrific four-vehicle accident on Tuesday left a 36-year-old motorcyclist dead in Southeast Las Vegas.
The accident between a motorcycle, a tow truck, and two cars occurred around 5:00 pm close to the intersection of East Flamingo Road and Eucalyptus Avenue, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the motorcyclist was riding a 2011 Honda bike east on Flamingo and appeared to be going at a high rate of speed in a bus lane. The motorcycle struck a Honda CR-V as it was exiting a roadway at Flamingo Road. The impact then carried the car and motorcycle into the center median. The motorcycle flipped over the median and struck a Dodge Avenger driving west on Flamingo. Debris from this collision struck a tow truck driving west.
The motorcyclist and the 62-year-old driver of the CR-V were transported to the hospital where the motorcyclist died. No other drivers or passengers were injured. While the woman driving the CR-V was initially listed in critical condition, her injuries were later described as moderate by the police.
Motorcycle accidents are on the rise across the country, but the weekly FARS report for Nevada found that motorcycle fatalities are increasing at a startling rate in Clark County. Motorcyclists are up to 30 times more likely to die in an accident than people in a car. While 50% of motorcycle accidents are single-vehicle accidents, when a collision does involve a vehicle, the driver of the car is at fault around 60% of the time.
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights and seek fair compensation for your injuries. Contact Christensen Law for a free consultation with an experienced injury lawyer in Vegas to defend your rights and help you build your case.