A recent accident is a reminder of the dangers of jaywalking. It was 9:30 pm when Christopher Rivera was crossing Tropicana Avenue outside of a designated crosswalk. Anyone familiar with the street knows how busy it is. A yellow Ford truck, which was occupied by two men who were described by eyewitnesses as being in their 20s, struck Rivera. They didn’t stop to assess his condition, fleeing into the night instead.
Rivera was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries. His situation is reminder of how dangerous jaywalking is, and it remains to be seen how well he will recover from the damages he sustained in the incident.
Police are seeking the driver of the Ford pick-up. They note that the vehicle likely has damage to the left front. If found, the driver may be facing a host of charges. Authorities may charge him with a violation of NRS 484E.030. This is the state law which dictates that drivers involved in accidents have a duty to stop, render aid and exchange information. Depending upon the seriousness of the injuries and damages caused, the driver could be facing either misdemeanor or felony charges.
Felony hit-and-run charges come with serious consequences. Contact the Potter Law Offices to begin defending yourself today.