Too Many School Zone Crashes, Injuries, and Deaths
Police forces throughout Nevada are joining forces to increase safety in school zones – including placing increased patrols around schools – in an effort to prevent accidents, based on just how dangerous last year was for our students: In just one Nevada county (Washoe), there were more than 20 crashes, half of which occurred in marked crosswalks, and almost 350 school-age children were injured within a quarter-mile of Clark County School district campuses immediately before and after school between 2015 and 2019.
As evidenced by the increase in traffic fatalities involving bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages in Clark County, especially in August, there is no question that too many drivers fail to watch for people and yield to those in or waiting to walk a crosswalk, especially in high-traffic areas. There are also far too many cars engaging in activities such as passing vehicles stopped on the road, as well as making illegal U-turns, and causing accidents as a result.
Driver & City Safety
There is no question that seconds behind a wheel can change a child’s life forever, and there are far too many school zone crashes and serious injuries happening every year. In order to eliminate this danger, it is critical that drivers keep their eyes on the road and do not drive distracted, stay alert for small children (including those who may be on bikes), and slow down. A number of students are also hit and killed each year by drivers who are, for example, running a red light, or breaking some other traffic law. This doesn’t just apply to driving in school zones, but rather, driving across the state, as a number of students in Las Vegas and surrounding areas also walk or bike to their schools, and far too many accidents are occurring at intersections, specifically, throughout the state, even outside of school districts.
Sometimes, however, there could also be a failure from the local government entity (such as the city) to properly render a crosswalk safe, for example, by putting in place the right infrastructure, such as pedestrian flashers and enough school zone lights.
Contact Our Las Vegas, Nevada Car & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When a child pedestrian is hit by a driver, they can suffer severe traumatic brain injuries for the rest of their lives, or even die as a result of the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver here in Nevada, contact the Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorneys at Cameron Law today to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help ensure that your family has what it needs to recover from such an incident. We are dedicated to ensuring that justice is done for our clients.