Bus Stop Accident – Family Chooses Harris & Harris

The family of Maria Garcia, 58, and Alyssa Aisa, 6, has retained Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers to represent them after the tragic loss of life suffered at a Las Vegas RTC bus stop accident on Monday, March 30, 2015.

The two died after being struck by a vehicle, driven by a suspected DUI driver, while waiting at the regional transportation commission bus stop near Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.

The suspected driver, Leonardo Ruesga, has reportedly admitted to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department DUI Officers that he had been drinking alcohol and had also ingested illegal substances prior to the horrific bus stop accident.

A Statement From The Family

“Our family has been overwhelmed with grief during the past few days.  We are devastated, but trying to face this new reality with the help, love, and support of many people.  We would like to thank all the people at the scene of the accident who assisted in any way.  We are especially grateful to the individuals who stayed with our mom, Maria, and our angel, Alyssa, as well as those who pursued the driver when he fled.  We also thank LVMPD and the Emergency Medical Personnel for their quick response and assistance.  We would like to thank UMC Trauma Center for their efforts to save Alyssa and Maria’s lives and to the other volunteers and community members who have helped us.  We would like to thank everyone who has given donations and have given us support through this tragic and difficult time.

We ask that the community stand with us to provide one voice for all the senseless tragic deaths and injuries that have occurred at bus stops throughout Las Vegas Valley by uniting as one to make a difference.  We also ask help to raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence.  One split second can change many lives.  How many more lives need to be taken before changes are made?”

– From Maria’s and Alyssa’s Families

Donation Information

Donations to help the family pay for the unexpected funerals can be made at any Bank of the West branch location or by mail to:

Bank of the West
9021 W. Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117

Alyssa Aisa Memorial Fund – account number 039165068
Maria E. Garcia Memorial Fund – account number 039165050

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