One Critically Injured in Suspected DUI Crash

May 24, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
One Critically Injured in Suspected DUI Crash Las Vegas police are investigating a crash on the early morning of May 23rd that left one person in critical condition. According to police, around 3:30 a.m. a Nissan Maxima was traveling north on Rainbow Boulevard at an excessive rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a light pole. The vehicle then continued off of the road and struck a street sign. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the passenger suffered critical injuries in the crash.  Investigators suspect impairment to be a factor in the crash as the driver, Deonte Lucas, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on multiple charges. The charges include DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, reckless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license and drinking alcohol while driving or in physical control of a motor vehicle, jail records show. Lucas is expected to appear in court on May 24th.   “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accidents.”


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.