A 58-year-old man was critically injured in a Las Vegas crash involving a pickup truck and an electric scooter.
According to a news report, the major injury crash occurred on the afternoon of April 18 near South Las Vegas Boulevard and East Wigwam Avenue. Police said a Talenic electric scooter had collided with a pickup truck.
Unsafe Turn Reported in Electric Scooter Crash
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials said the electric scooter rider was heading north on the paved shoulder next to the outside travel lane. The crash occurred when a Dodge Ram 2500 turned right from the left turn lane, crossing into the scooter’s path. The scooter rider was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. Police said the driver of the Dodge stayed at the scene and did not show any signs of impairment. No arrests or citations were reported. The crash is still under investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured rider of the electric scooter. We wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery.
Laws and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the pickup truck made an extremely unsafe turn from the left turn lane striking the driver of the electric scooter. While police say the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are likely looking into what caused the driver to make such an unsafe move that resulted in this major injury crash.
In such cases, even when drivers are not criminally charged, they can be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages, and losses they cause. Injured victims may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
An experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer will be able to remain on top of the official investigation and help injured victims and their families secure maximum compensation for their losses while holding the at-fault parties accountable.