There were two very sad pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas in the last week. One happened last night when a 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a car at around 6 p.m. The other happened last Wednesday when a nun from a local parish was on her daily walk and was struck by a car.
Las Vegas is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrian accidents. We can all be more vigilant and careful to help avoid accidents! Check out some tips below from the DMV.
–Edward M Bernstein and Associates
Tips on how to help avoid pedestrian accidents from the DMV:
• Must exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian at all times. (NRS 484B.280) • Must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. (NRS 484B.283) • Must yield at all times to a blind person using a white cane or service animal. (NRS 484B.290) • Must stop or slow down before passing another vehicle stopped in a travel lane until the driver has determined whether that vehicle has stopped for a pedestrian. (NRS 484B.283) • Must, in the presence of a school crossing guard, wait for all persons including the guard to com- pletely clear the road before proceeding. (NRS 484B.350)
• Must use the sidewalk and the nearest crosswalk, pedestrian bridge or tunnel when possible.
• Must obey official traffic-control devices.
• Must stay in the right-hand half of the crosswalk whenever practicable.
• Must walk on the left side of the street facing traf- fic if no sidewalk is available.
• Must not suddenly walk into the path of a vehicle so that it is impossible for the vehicle to yield.
• May not cross an intersection diagonally unless the intersection is specifically designed for this.
(NRS 484B.283 through 484B.297)
Longtime peace advocate dies after being struck by car By MIKE BLASKY LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: January 11, 2011 | 12:00 a.m.
Ever since she was a child, Sister Rosemary Lynch took comfort in daily morning walks.
Find article at: Las Vegas Review Journal
Pedestrian, 16, critically injured in southwest valley collision By Rich Coleman (contact) Published Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 | 7:30 p.m.
A 16-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition Monday evening after he was hit by a car near Durango Drive and Warm Springs Road in the southwest valley, Metro Police said.
Find article at: Las Vegas Sun