Henderson Woman In Serious Condition Hit By Suspected DUI Driver

January 7, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
Henderson Woman In Serious Condition Hit By Suspected DUI Driver

Jessica Lesmeister of Henderson Nevada was walking along Foothills Drive on the evening of January 2nd when she was hit by a passing car and severely injured. The 32-year-old mother of one is said to be in serious condition with a severe head injury, multiple subsequent strokes, and a badly broken leg. Police described the vehicle that hit Lesmeister as a red Dodge Charger that fled the scene of the accident. After investigation, police were able to find the driver of the Charger, 23-year-old Ian Benjamin Acklin at his home in Henderson. Acklin claimed that he was not driving the vehicle, but police were able to pin him to the incident. Acklin was arrested on counts of DUI, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, and failure to render aid. Unfortunately, it is unclear if Lesmeister will be able to make a full recovery at this time. 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 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.