Medical Episode May Be the Cause of a Deadly 10 Car Crash

April 24, 2020 | Ed Bernstein
Medical Episode May Be the Cause of a Deadly 10 Car Crash Las Vegas police were investigating a 10-vehicle crash in the East Valley on Monday afternoon that left one man dead. The crash occurred around 3:40 p.m. at Sahara Avenue south of Lamb Boulevard, when a 69-year-old driving a 1993 Toyota Camry “sideswiped” oncoming cars in the adjacent lanes. The Camry then crashed into vehicles stopped at the red light, creating a “ping-pong effect,” said police. A total of 10 vehicles were involved in the crash. The Camry driver was the only one in his vehicle and died at the scene. The driver of an overturned car was taken to Sunrise Hospital with “minor injuries.” "The vehicle hit the car that’s flipped, and it just caught on fire," said Yvonne Leon, whose car was involved in the crash. "We started calling 911, but after we saw the flames come up we got out of the car because they just started flaring everywhere. So I told my son to get out of the car." Lt. Bret Ficklin of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the driver who caused the crash may have been experiencing a medical episode. “Preliminary information reveals that it was quite possibly a medical episode that was experienced by the driver,” Ficklin said. “When you look at the circumstances of the collision, we’re fortunate that we didn’t have far more injuries.” Damages to other cars range from extreme to minor. According to the police, a 19-year-old man in one of the vehicles suffered "serious" injuries.  This marks LVMPD’s 29th traffic-related fatality of 2020. Ed Bernstein handles personal injury cases in Las Vegas for you or your loved one. 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.


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.