12/15/2020 2:15 p.m. — Tragedy has struck the Las Vegas region just before the holidays, where the Las Vegas police have reported the death of a young mother and injuries of two children this afternoon.
At around 2:15 p.m. on December 15, the 26-year-old woman was stopped near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Bonanza Road when a Nissan Pathfinder was struck by a white Ford Mustang that had apparently driven through the stop signal while headed northbound.
The collision caused the Pathfinder to collide with the woman and her two young children, a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl.
The driver of the Pathfinder, the mother and her two children were all transported to the hospital where the mother was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Alcohol was not a likely factor in this accident.
The intersection remained closed while officers investigated the scene.
It is unknown if the children have other guardianship figures in place. Regardless, it will be an emotional holiday season for the entire family.
Pedestrians are always at danger when vehicles lose control and operation of their motor vehicles. Pedestrians stand to lose the most in an automobile/pedestrian accident because they have no protection from the catastrophic forces of vehicles weighing more than a ton.
This is one of those situations where there might not have been much, if anything, that the mother could have done to avoid being hit by the car. In this case, the accident proved fatal, which will result in a potential wrongful death claim on behalf of the children and any other heirs that the woman had at the time of her death.
Wrongful death is a cause of action which provides close relatives with both economic and non-economic relief as a result of being affected by the death of a loved one.
Our thoughts are with the family of the mother who was killed.