The woman who died in a crash north of Las Vegas, Nevada, last month has been identified. Updates made to the car accident report on Wednesday, October 14th, disclosed the victim’s name as Vientay Liemsithisak, 65.
The victim passed away on Monday, September 28th, from blunt force injuries sustained in the occurrence. It happened on the southbound Interstate 15 offramp at Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Liemsithisak was fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crash near Apex in a Honda CRV. As she exited the boulevard, she rear-ended a red GMC Sierra pickup that stopped at a stop sign.
Responding medics took the victim to the University Medical Center where medical personnel pronounced her dead. The Clark County Coroner’s Office determined that Liemsithisak’s death was accidental. There is no additional information.
Traffic accidents occur for otherwise avoidable reasons. Common causes of crashes are drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, running red lights, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and illegal lane change.
Others are road rage and animal sighting, especially on rural roadways, mechanical or manufacturer defects, and an underlying medical condition. Negligence is at the bedrock of all these factors, and drivers can prevent them by behaving more responsibly on the roadway.
Drive carefully and cautiously, pay attention to the road ahead, and scan sideways every six to eight seconds. Maintain a single traffic lane, drive only when physically and mentally fit, and get adequate rest before getting on the road.
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