Man Who Ran Red Light and Killed 2 on Las Vegas Boulevard Was Impaired and on His Phone

March 24, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
Man Who Ran Red Light and Killed 2 on Las Vegas Boulevard Was Impaired and on His Phone The man who was responsible for the death of two California men was impared and on his phone when he ran a red light and hit the side of an SUV on February 13th.  Christopher Lambert, 44, was booked on two counts of DUI resulting in death, and one count each of failing to obey a red traffic light, unlawful text, send, read or talking on the phone without handsfree technology and not wearing a seatbelt, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.  He is now being held in Clark County Detention Center without possibility of bail. The crash was reported just after 9:00 a.m. on the morning of February 13th at the intersection of Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard South. Lambert’s GMC was traveling northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard when he ran a red light and sideswiped a Honda Pilot carrying the two victims. The crash led to the death of Edwin Gutierrez-Franco, 46, and Jorge Franco, 36, who were North Hollywood, California residents. 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.