Las Vegas-area Superintendent Absent From Police Report After Leaving Accident Scene

Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Las Vegas in January, but the police report did not mention him as he left the scene before officers arrived. Jara was a passenger in a car driven by his special assistant and liaison to the school board, Joseph Caruso, when it collided with another car on Desert Inn Road near Paradise Road. The police cited Caruso for following too closely. The Metro police crash report did not mention Jara, and officers did not witness his presence or receive any reports that he was involved in the incident. It is not illegal for a passenger to leave the scene of a crash, and police confirmed the driver was not impaired.

Ask Sam Mirejovsky:

It’s a good idea to stay at the scene of an accident until the police arrive whenever possible — even if you were a passenger in one of the vehicles. It is extremely common for an accident victim to feel fine after an accident. Injuries can take hours or even days to become apparent. And when you’re injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, evidence matters.

The insurance company is in the business of saving money. They’ll take any excuse to deny, delay, or devalue your settlement. So don’t give them excuses. Wait for the police to take a report before leaving the scene of an accident and get yourself evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible.

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Disclaimers: We would like to emphasize the importance of safe driving practices in our community and urge all drivers to exercise caution on the road to prevent accidents. It is crucial to prioritize the safety of yourself, your passengers, and other individuals on the road. Furthermore, please note that this news article is not intended to be a solicitation for business. Any information provided is for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional medical or legal advice. Lastly, we want to clarify that the photo included in this post is for illustrative purposes only and was not taken at the location of the collision discussed in the article.

Author: Ash Watkins

Ash started her legal career defending insurance companies against injury victims. She saw how insurance companies treated people who had legitimate injury claims. But she also saw how notoriously sleazy the personal injury lawyers were. Neither side was focused on the injured person, so she decided to do something about it.