Las Vegas Accident Near UNLV Claims 82nd Traffic Related Death in 2008

A pickup truck struck an SUV early Thursday morning killing the 16-year-old driver of the SUV.  According to police reports, the deceased driver failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Reno and Eastern Avenue and was T-boned by the 30-year-old driver of the Ford Ranger Pickup, Walon Wilcox of Las Vegas Nevada.

The SUV flipped ejecting the 16-year-old to his death; a second passenger was believed to be riding in the vehicle fled the scene after the accident according to the Las Vegas Police Department.  This marks the 82nd traffic fatality in the Metro jurisdiction this year.  Police are still looking for the passenger, and anyone with knowledge of the accident is instructed to contact Crimestoppers at 702-385-5555.

Las Vegas and the surrounding roadways has one of the highest accident rates in the country.  Motor Vehicle Accidents, or MVAs, are the most common area of practice in the Las Vegas area, often times due to negligence, impairment or other unforeseen events.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a  car, truck or semi accident, contact the Law Offices of Benson & Bingham, Las Vegas Vehicle Accident Specialists.

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