Bicyclist Suffers Serious Injury near Lake Mead, Nellis

October 9, 2013

A bicyclist suffered possible life-threatening injuries this morning after being struck by an SUV near the intersection of Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards. According to the police report, a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was westbound on Lake Mead Boulevard in the outside travel lane. The bicyclist was eastbound on the north side of Lake Mead Boulevard on the sidewalk.

The driver of the 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Reva Hornback, 60, of Las Vegas, failed to maintain her travel lane and drove onto the north sidewalk and struck the bicyclist.

The 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer continued westbound and struck a NV Energy utility pole on the northwest corner of the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Ringe Lane. The pole was sheared off at the base from the force of the collision.

The bicyclist, later identified as Lenny Sanchez, 28, of Las Vegas, was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries. Hornback was transported to UMC Trauma with minor injuries.

National & Local Statistics For Bicycle Accidents

In 2011, 677 bicyclist were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the US. Bicyclist deaths accounted for 2% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities, and made up 2% of the people injured in traffic crashes during the year in the US.

Total and Bicyclist Traffic Fatalities
and Fatality Rates in the US and Nevada, 2011
Total Bicyclist Percent
of Total
Nevada 246 4 1.6
US Total 32,367 677 2.1

Alcohol Involvement

Alcohol-involvement—either for the driver of a motor vehicle or the bicyclist was reported in more than 37% of the traffic crashes that resulted in bicyclist fatalities in 2011. In 31% of the crashes, either the driver or the bicyclist was reported to have a BAC of .08 g/dL or higher.

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident or a loved one has been killed riding a bike, it’s important that you receive the best legal advice available. Call Las Vegas personal injury Eric Woods for a free consultation regarding your injury. We’ll evaluate your case and help you make the best decisions. Eric Woods will take the necessary steps to get you the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.

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