Vegas Man Turns Himself in After Killing Pedestrian in Fatal Incident

October 11, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
Vegas Man Turns Himself in After Killing Pedestrian in Fatal Incident Metro Police received a report at 7:04 p.m. that a pedestrian was struck by a car. Charles Waid, 77, was found dead near Tropicana Avenue and Torrey Pines Drive on the evening of October 4th. 21-year-old Las Vegas citizen, Jalen Thomas, turned himself in to authorities after leaving the deadly incident. Thomas was then arrested for failure to stop at the scene of an incident, as well as DUI resulting in death.  According to the report, Jalen left the scene “to see his daughter one last time before he went to jail” before arriving back at the scene at 7:42 p.m. Thomas reported to officers that he was heading west on Tropicana and changed lanes from the center lane to the left, as was the car in front of him. The car in front of him quickly changed lanes again and that’s when he saw “an older man in front of him”. Thomas’ Kia Cadenza struck Waid and sent him to the ground. Police obtained a blood sample from Thomas and conducted a field sobriety test prior to his arrest. Thomas posted bail on October 5th and is due back in court October 12, according to court records.   “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.