Downtown Las Vegas Taxi Crash Leads to Fatality

March 9, 2020 | Ed Bernstein
Downtown Las Vegas Taxi Crash Leads to Fatality A 21-year-old woman died Saturday night after being hit by a taxi in downtown Las Vegas. This is the 19th traffic-related fatality this year in the Las Vegas metro area.  Las Vegas police said the crash happened at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Grand Central Parkway. A preliminary investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department determined that the woman was crossing east onto Charleston as a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado truck was beginning to cross westbound Charleston. Metropolitan Police Department Sergeant Robert Stauffer said that at the same time, a northbound taxi on Grand Central failed to stop at the red light and collided with the truck, sending the 2018 Toyota Prius taxi spinning into the woman. Stauffer said witnesses told the police that both the pedestrian and the truck had the right of way.  The taxi driver, 30-year-old Kerihun Lakew of Las Vegas, remained at the scene. Stauffer said that neither driver was impaired at the time of the crash. No one was charged or cited in the collision as of Saturday. Medical staff at University Medical Center pronounced the woman dead just a few blocks away from the scene of the incident.  A lengthy investigation is needed to determine the cause of the fatal crash, said Stauffer. The taxi driver could face charges of vehicular manslaughter if found at fault for the death of the woman.  Ed Bernstein handles personal injury cases in Las Vegas for you or a loved one. Our experienced personal injury lawyers focus on protecting the rights of injured victims and disabled people. 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 you receive the compensation you deserve from the insurance company for your injuries, medical bills, wage loss, 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.


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.