No one is immune from the possibility of being involved in an automobile accident. It can happen to anyone, at any moment, just like this Las Vegas crash. It sent four individuals to Universal Medical Center, on the last day of 2015. As with so many other accidents, alcohol was the primary factor.
Where It Happened
The Nevada Highway Patrol was dispatched to the four-car accident at approximately 11:30 p.m. The driver who caused the crash, was driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 95. NHP Trooper, Loy Hixson, indicated the vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lane and that the driver was immediately arrested at the scene on DUI charges.
Victims and Injuries
At the time of Hixson's statement, the exact number of victims and their identities were unknown. This includes ages and genders.
Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. In addition to the most severe injury, a broken leg, several minor injuries were also reported.
Highway 95 was closed for more than four hours. During that time, a crew from the Nevada Department of Transportation removed the debris from the crash. Wreckage was wide-spread across the highway.
Knowledge is power. Take a few minutes to download and familiarize yourself with this handy checklist. Better yet, print it out and keep a copy in your glove compartment so if you're ever involved in an accident, you'll feel and be more prepared.
The checklist includes the following information:
- Emergency supplies to keep in your vehicle
- How to record details quickly and accurately
- What to do if Metro won't assist you
- Proper steps to follow after the accident
Just to reiterate, accidents can (and do) happen to even the best of drivers. Remember, in the event it happens to you, it's extremely important to remain as calm as possible until help arrives.