A man who survived the Route 91 Harvest music festival has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. The accident is a tragic example of hit-and-run accidents, as well as the capabilities of investigators to find the drivers responsible.
Man struck and killed by driver who fled the scene
Roy McClellan, 52, had attended the October 2017 Las Vegas country music festival with his wife, Denise. After the shooting began and the couple fled the scene, Denise explained that Roy returned to the concert site to assist survivors and transport them to the hospital. Sadly, Roy was killed one month later by a reckless driver. As the man walked along the side of State Route 160 in Pahrump, a Chevrolet Camaro struck and killed him, immediately fleeing the scene of the accident. Emergency responders declared him dead at the scene of the accident. Within a matter of days, police had located the car involved in the accident, and criminal charges are pending against the driver of the car.
Hit-and-run drivers can face criminal charges and civil lawsuits
The laws of Nevada require that drivers involved in an accident remain at the scene and exchange information with the other drivers involved. In fact, if an accident causes bodily injury or death to anyone involved, drivers who leave the scene can face felony criminal charges. Often, these drivers flee the scene when the accident results from drunken or drugged driving, making these crimes even more egregious.
Not only can these callous and reckless drivers face criminal penalties; they can also face a personal injury lawsuit filed by the victims of such accidents. Investigators are often successful in locating these drivers by using such evidence as crime scene photos, eyewitness accounts, and security camera footage. Once the drivers are located, an experienced Nevada personal injury attorney can help mount a claim against the drivers responsible, so that you get the money damages you need and deserve for your injuries. Victims of hit-and-run accidents should report the accident to police as soon as possible and should quickly contact a lawyer to begin the process of mounting a claim for damages.
If you’ve been hurt in a Nevada motor vehicle accident, contact the dedicated and effective Henderson personal injury lawyers at the David Boehrer Law Firm for a consultation, at 702-750-0750.