Unfortunately, accidents happen in Las Vegas all too often. While we can continue to encourage safe driving and promote initiatives that make our streets safer, vehicular accidents aren’t going away any time soon. A recent accident involving a tour bus clearly evidences this.
While we can’t prevent accidents, we can prepare for them; and, we can take note of the critical steps we should take if we find ourselves in a collision.
Fatal East Valley Bus Accident on March 1st
According to police, a tour bus crashed into an east valley bus stop on the evening of March 1, hitting and killing one woman. The woman was sitting by herself and no one else was injured. The bus was carrying no passengers.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. Authorities say this is when the bus, heading east on Desert Inn Road, left the street and hit the bus stop east of the road’s intersection with Eastern Avenue. The bus collided with the woman at the bus stop and then continued into a nearby CVS parking lot. It eventually came to a halt in an alleyway behind the store.
According to Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Paul McCullough, witnesses at the scene tried to help the woman before medical responders arrived. However, she died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. The woman’s age is still unknown.
It’s also unclear why the bus left the street. McCullough reports that the driver showed no signs of impairment. Further, speed does not appear to be a contributing cause of the crash.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed in a crash, De Castroverde Law Group is here to help. Our experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorneys are here to assist in whatever way we can following an accident. Personal injury consultations are always free, and our team of lawyers will be happy to discuss your options and help determine the best path forward.