Accidents involving more than one or two vehicles commonly injure several individuals, and some injuries prove to be fatal. A four-vehicle accident in Las Vegas in the early morning hours of May 26 has injured seven people and killed an eighth person.
According to police, the first report of the accident was received at about 3:00 a.m. Two cars that appear to have been traveling north on South Decatur Boulevard entered the intersection with West Charleston Boulevard on a green light. A car traveling west on Charleston struck both cars. The impact turned the two cars and pushed one of them into a car waiting to turn left on Decatur.
Police believe that the driver of the west-bound vehicle on Charleston was drunk or on drugs at the time of the accident. A rear-seat passenger in his car was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Seven other people were treated for minor injuries from the accident. The accident has an unusual aftermath: one of the cars was carrying several buckets of white paint which sprayed in many directions in the intersection.
Many questions must be answered about this collision. Was the driver of the west-bound vehicle in fact impaired? Was the traffic light green for cars on Decatur Boulevard? Anyone who has been injured in a multi-vehicle accident will be curious about seeking damages for any injuries that were suffered. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can provide many answers, such as which driver may be at fault, was any other driver at fault, and what are the chances of prevailing in a lawsuit seeking damages.