Hit-and-Run Near Desert Inn Leads to Pedestrian Death in Las Vegas

May 12, 2020 | Ed Bernstein
Hit-and-Run Near Desert Inn Leads to Pedestrian Death in Las Vegas A hit-and-run crash Friday morning caused the death of a pedestrian, while two others suffered minor injuries. Lt. Frank Humel of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said that the incident happened around 4:26 a.m. near La Canada Street and Desert Inn Road.  The pedestrians were waiting at a bus stop when they were struck by a silver 2004 Saturn Vue, said Humel.  According to a release, "The Saturn veered left, crossed the center median and all eastbound lanes then struck the south curbing and onto the sidewalk where the three pedestrians were standing. The front left of the Saturn struck a brick wall and began to rotate counter-clockwise. It then struck a light pole knocking it to the ground. The Saturn then struck the three pedestrians." The suspect approached the injured pedestrians, police said, but then fled the area after seeing the extent of their injuries.  One pedestrian in critical condition was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where they later died. The police investigated Desert Inn while it was closed between Eastern Avenue and Maryland Parkway. This marks the 36th traffic-related fatality in 2020. Ed Bernstein handles personal injury cases in Las Vegas for you and your loved ones. 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.