Recent Hit and Run Emphasizes Increase in Fatalities Says Las Vegas Attorney
June 10, 2016
A crash reported on the morning of May 7 resulted in the death of a local driver. According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, the vehicle that Clay Stampley was operating was hit by another vehicle that ran a red light. The driver and passenger of the second vehicle are suspected to have fled the scene on foot. Clay Stampley was ejected from his vehicle during the collision and died as a result of his injuries.
Stampley was a long-time employee at Circus Circus. He is survived by his wife and six children. “Hit and run accidents have a profound effect on families and their loved ones. There were 51 such incidences just in the month of February in Nevada,” said Jamie S. Cogburn, a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas and co-founder of Cogburn Law Office.
“According to the Office of Traffic Safety, Clark County has had nearly 16% more fatality accidents compared to this time in 2015. This increasing trend is alarming,” Cogburn said. Las Vegas police are searching for the suspected driver of the vehicle that hit Stampley. Qaadir Issam Amin II allegedly fled the crime scene and then posted his injuries on social media. Police say that the passenger may have also been injured in the crash but has not sought medical attention.
Another recent crash involved similar circumstances in Las Vegas. John Paul Bryant also fled the scene of an accident on foot after hitting two other vehicles. Motorist Calvin Hilson was killed as a result of his injuries.
In the event of a hit and run, first check for injuries and alert emergency personnel if needed. Move vehicles and persons involved to a safe location if possible. Contact insurance and file a claim as soon as possible. An accident attorney in Las Vegas can answer questions and provide resources after a hit and run accident.