Three people died and at least three others were injured after a shooting and a fiery crash involving six vehicles along the Las Vegas Strip early morning on February 21, 2013.
According to a CNN report, the incident began when someone in an SUV stopped at a light on Las Vegas Boulevard near Caesars Palace, fired into a Maserati that was also stopped there. Las Vegas police say the Maserati moved into the intersection with Flamingo Road and crashed into a taxi starting a chain of crashes that involved four other vehicles.
Fatal Car Accident
The driver of the taxi and a passenger died as did the driver of the Maserati. A passenger in the Maserati suffered gunshot wounds. At least two other people in the crashed vehicles suffered minor to moderate injuries.
Police are still looking for the occupants of the SUV described as a black Range Rover Sport with tinted windows, large black rims and a dealer license plate not from Nevada. There is no information on what may have caused the shooting.
Based on this news report, it appears that the chain-reaction car crash was triggered by the alleged shooter in the Range Rover. In addition, police say that the driver of the Range Rover left the scene of the accident. It is indeed unfortunate that so many people became involved in this incident.
Compensation for Victims and Families
In such cases, injured victims can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault motorist seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Families of deceased accident victims could file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, loss of love and companionship and pain and suffering.
Injured victims and families would also be well advised to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.
It is important that those who have been affected in these cases not rush to accept a settlement from other parties or insurance companies. Before you sign off on an agreement, please talk to an injury lawyer who will fight to protect your rights.