Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Last Week Dies from Injuries

January 20, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Last Week Dies from Injuries

A pedestrian who was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident last week has died. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Leeland Rayburn, 37 years old, passed away at University Medical Center on Wednesday, just ten days after the incident took place. On January 3rd, officers responded to an incident at Joe W. Brown Drive and East Sahara Avenue after Rayburn was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which fled the scene. Investigators said Rayburn was walking in and out of traffic and was not in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by the vehicle. The driver of the Jeep had not been arrested as of Thursday's statement from the Metropolitan Police Department. If you have any information about this crime, please call the Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3786. “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.