15-year-old killed in hit-and-run in East Valley Las Vegas

April 28, 2020 | Ed Bernstein
15-year-old killed in hit-and-run in East Valley Las Vegas A 15-year-old pedestrian died Monday night after a hit-and-run accident in the East Valley, said Las Vegas police.  The crash occurred at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Morris near Nellis Boulevard. According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Gordon, the pedestrian was crossing Tropicana when he was struck by a red 2002 Acura MDX. Tropicana was closed in both directions from Sacks to Nellis while police investigated the scene. A release from LVMPD states the pedestrian, identified as a 15-year-old boy, was in the marked crosswalk when he was hit. The driver was identified as a 34-year-old woman who left the scene and did not attempt to render aid or call the police. Workers in a Community Ambulance nearby witnessed the incident and contacted police, LVMPD said. The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he later died. The driver was taken into custody by LVMPD just after midnight on Tuesday. According to jail records, she faces charges for failing to yield to a pedestrian and duty to stop at the scene of an accident. The first court hearing was set for Tuesday afternoon. Ed Bernstein handles personal injury cases in Las Vegas for you or your loved one. Our experienced personal injury lawyers focus on protecting the rights of injured victims and people living with a disability. Just call 702-996-3917 If you or a loved one are involved in an accident, our team of experienced accident lawyers will be on your side, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve from the insurance company for your injuries, medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and disability. No matter the cause of your injury, the lawyers at Edward M. Bernstein & Associates can help you. Call 702-996-3917 for a free consultation. 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 accident scene.


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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.