LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A wrong-way driver crashed head on into another vehicle on the U.S. 95 North just south of the Durango off ramp late Monday night injuring at least two people who were trapped in the vehicles, according to a news report by KLAS-TV Las Vegas.
Nevada Highway Patrol officers suspected the driver of the wrong-way vehicle was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, but a police investigation will ultimately determine if that is the case, the report said.
Emergency workers responding to the scene of the 11:33 p.m. crash told reporters that the two injured people were alert and were not in a life-threatening situation. The victims were transported to University Medical Center where they were treated for their undisclosed injuries.
The crash resulted in the closure of the U.S. 95 North, but lanes were reopened about 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the report said.
“Deadly wrong-way collisions are becoming more prevalent on our busy roadways and it’s often the result of a disoriented drunk driver who mistakes the freeway exit for an entrance,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of a Las Vegas personal injury law firm.
Liability for Las Vegas Car Accident Victims
Motorists who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol are liable to other motorists and their passengers for injuries and property damages resulting from a crash they caused. Drunk drivers are typically arrested and face driving under the influence charges with special circumstances added if they injure or kill others in the crash.
Las Vegas Car Accident attorneys such as the Seegmiller Law Firm can help victims of car accidents by conducting a complete investigation into the circumstances surrounding a crash to determine who is at fault.
If you need help with a car accident claim contact the Seegmiller Law Firm at 1-855-275-9378 to speak with an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer.