58-Year-Old Man Hit and Killed by Vehicle on Flamingo Road
George Goss, 58, was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding a bike on Monday in Las Vegas.
The fatal accident occurred on December 27th at the intersection of East Flamingo Road and South Mojave Road.
According to reports, Goss was riding through a crosswalk with flashing yellow lights when an eastbound vehicle hit him.
The driver, who was an 18-year-old woman from Las Vegas, did not sustain any injuries.
There were also no signs of impairment.
Investigators are actively working to determine what led up to the collision.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Goss.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Another issue that factors into bicycle and vehicle accidents is the fact that both parties are not fully aware of their rights/responsibilities on the road. Who has the right of way? Drivers are also not always knowledgeable of when to yield. When a driver fails to yield, more of these accidents are likely to occur.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.