The tragedy of the young man and his mother hit on Williams Drive was not so much “avoidable” as it was inevitable. My husband and I saw them all the time, never using the sidewalks that millions have been spent on in Las Vegas, and once even going down the center of the left-turn lane on Seventh, after dark and in dark clothing.
... Is there no way that a community with the mental health and social services that exist here could’ve gotten these people, and those like them, into group homes somewhere? For years, plenty of people knew this was going to happen eventually. Why was a blind eye turned to their plight? We are as guilty as the next guy because we just watched and shook our heads.
I suspect, however, that they were receiving support from the government and someone should have been looking out for their physical welfare as well.