Tesla Driver Suspected of DUI Causes Fatality

November 12, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
Tesla Driver Suspected of DUI Causes Fatality Las Vegas Metropolitan Police responded to a car crash in the southwest valley that resulted in a fatality on Saturday November 6th . The Clark County coroner’s office identified the 30-year-old-man who was killed as Las Vegas resident Ryan Pattison. The fatal crash occurred around 3 p.m. just east of Fort Apache Road near Arby Avenue and Babiana Street. Police believe that 25-year-old Jonathan Wilson was driving with three other passengers headed west on Arby in a 2021 Tesla Model Y at “an excessive rate of speed” when the bottom of the car hit the road. This caused the car to become airborne, per a statement from the Metropolitan Police. Investigators said that upon landing the Tesla collided with three sections of cinder block walls. Ryan Pattison, who was seated in the Tesla’s backseat was then ejected from the car after the collision with the cinder block walls. Pattison died at the scene. Another passenger, a 24-year-old man, had to be rushed to University Medical Center suffering serious injuries, police said. The other two passengers, 37-year-old woman and 27-year-old man left the scene with minor injuries. The driver also suffered minor injuries. Wilson reportedly failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested, according to police. Court records show that he is now facing felony charges of DUI resulting in death and DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm.   “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.