Impaired Driver causes three life-threatening injuries near Las Vegas

February 25, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Impaired Driver causes three life-threatening injuries near Las Vegas Two individuals were seriously injured in a collision Sunday night near downtown Las Vegas, according to police, who said the driver was intoxicated and driving at high speeds. At 6:34 p.m., police were called to Sahara Avenue and Maroney Avenue, near South Maryland Parkway, for a two-vehicle collision. According to police, the driver of a 2015 Dodge Dart was driving east on Sahara when he attempted to make a left turn onto Maroney. Police said the vehicle then collided with a Scion heading westbound on Sahara "at a high rate of speed." The driver and passenger of the Dodge Dart were taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition, while Leal, the driver of the Scion, was discovered to be under the influence of alcohol after sustaining moderate injuries. Leal is currently facing two counts of DUI causing death or serious injury, as well as two counts of reckless driving resulting in death or injury. For hours, the road between Maryland Parkway and Nevada Street was closed in both directions as police investigated. The road has since reopened.     “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.