A woman was killed in a Las Vegas, Nevada auto accident Nov. 9. Rosalyn Gilson, 62, died immediately following a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver.
Patricia Solis, 44, a Las Vegas resident, was arrested for felony DUI charges and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center immediately after the accident occurred.
According to reports, Solis may have been driving under the influence of drugs as well. Police say they are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Fatal Auto Accident Caused by Drunk Driving
According to witnesses, the accident was caused when Solis, who was traveling west on Desert Inn Road, veered into oncoming traffic and collided with Gilson’s Plymouth Neon. The accident caused Gilson to spin out of control and smash into another vehicle.
The third driver involved in the crash, Ying Lu, 38, was taken to a University Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries. According to police, the auto accident was the 101st traffic fatality in their jurisdiction this year.
Las Vegas Auto Accidents
Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injuries in the U.S., and have accounted for numerous traumatic injuries and deaths in Las Vegas. Each year, as the city grows, and as more drivers hit Las Vegas roadways, the number of car accidents continues to rise.
Common Causes of Las Vegas Auto Accidents
Although there are several factors involved in Las Vegas car wrecks, some of the most common causes can be attributed to:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs/ alcohol
- Reckless driving/ speeding
- Poor weather conditions, including rain or fog
- Bad road conditions, including tight two-way roads
(Source: Las Vegas Sun)
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