Man Faces DUI Charge After Hit-and-Run of Clark High School Student

khawlkins04It is Las Vegas law that no one should suffer financial hardship in addition to the physical suffering due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness. The aftermath of an accident can be tremendously expensive, between medical bills, repair bills, loss of work time, even pain and suffering. All of these are a part of what every victim should receive as part of legal compensation. It can only be claimed, however, with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

A man has been arrested by Metro Police after a hit-and-run which seriously injured a 16-year-old girl near Clark High School.

The 61-year-old driver, a resident of Las Vegas, was taken to Clark County Detention Center on charges of DUI with substantial bodily harm and felony hit-and-run, according to media sources.

Witnesses say a 2002 Pontiac Montana left the road and struck the girl as she was walking. The driver did not stop, but a witness on a scooter acted quickly, using a cellphone to take a picture of the van’s license plate as it sped away, police report.

When the driver of the van returned home, police were already waiting there, at the address to which the van was registered. Police say the driver failed a sobriety test.

The victim suffered a broken leg, among other injuries. She was taken to University Medical Center.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another’s behavior, you can find legal help at Hofland & Tomsheck. Contact us right away for a free consultation and we’ll do all that we can to insure that you receive the compensation you need so you can complete your recovery.