When people hear that there was a motorcycle crash, they usually assume that the motorcycle rider was speeding at the time of the accident. Motorcycle can be dangerous to begin with. But, when someone is speeding on their bike, the results can be disastrous as was the case in this accident where the accident resulted in a motorcycle rider and 2 others dead.
This is exactly what happened Friday, September 13, in West Las Vegas. Jonathan Smith, the 28-year old driver of the motorcycle, was driving Westbound on Flamingo Road new South Jones Boulevard. The driver of a Lexus was attempting to make a turn onto Duneville Street when the bike hit the right side of the vehicle.
When the motorcycle hit the sedan, it became entangled in the car. Both vehicles turned upside down. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. So were two other people.
Also killed in the crash was a 12-year old girl and a 42-year old man. At the time the news broke, the names of the 2 victims had not been released.
Investigators say that the motorcycle was speeding at the time of the accident. However, they also confirmed that the Lexus crossed into the path of the bike immediately preceding the crash. No charges have been filed. No official cause of the accident has been given.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office took over the investigation. They did confirm that Smith, the driver of the motorcycle, died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma to his head.
Sadly, motorcycle accident lawyers in Las Vegas see tragedies like this all too often. If you or your child have been injured in any sort of accident, contact our office to schedule your free initial consultation.