Carson City, NV (June 9, 2022) – On Tuesday afternoon, at about 1:15 p.m., three Nevada Department of Transportation employees were hurt when they were struck by a pickup truck on northbound Highway 395 at Topsy Lane.
Officers with the Carson City Police Department say the three workers were performing surveys for a planned resurfacing job on the roadway and were stationed in a delineated roadside shoulder work area on Highway 395, near the Carson Valley. Two of the employees were examining work plans on the roadside shoulder when they were injured, while another team member was inside a work vehicle when he was struck.
One of the injured workers was transferred by helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center, while the other was taken in an ambulance from Carson to a Reno hospital. It was stated that both victims were in stable condition.
An investigation into the circumstances immediately preceding this incident is still underway, and Carson City Police did not provide any information about the suspect driver.
Our most sincere thoughts and well wishes go out to the injured workers, as well as their families. We are hoping for their full recovery.
Carson City Pedestrian Accident Injuries
The preliminary state figures from the Nevada Department of Transportation suggest that 2021 was the worst year for fatal or injury-causing auto accidents in the state since 2006. In fact, by the end of last year, around 395 people had perished on Nevada’s streets, representing an increase of more than 21% over the previous year.
Worse still, Clark County claimed the most fatalities, with well over 250 people who were killed in these types of accidents. Unfortunately, excessive speed and impaired driving were the top causes of these deadly incidents, particularly when pedestrians were involved. Additionally, pedestrian fatalities are on the rise across the state, with over 75 deaths in 2021 alone.
When a victim is struck by an irresponsible driver, they are far more likely to suffer serious, life-threatening injuries or perhaps die. This kind of accident often leaves victims with persistent, lifelong physical illnesses that may last the rest of their lives. If victims recover fully from their injuries, they may be surprised by the fast-growing costs of treatment for injuries, lost income, and future earnings and income, as well as other related expenditures. When a pedestrian dies, the victim’s bereaved family members are forced to incur astronomical medical and funeral expenses while grieving their loss.
Therefore, if you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident that may have been prevented, you must immediately contact a Las Vegas pedestrian accident attorney. Our highly seasoned, compassionate pedestrian accident lawyers at the Eric Roy Law Firm are familiar with the financial and emotional toll a sudden tragedy like this can have on a victim and their family members. Additionally, we represent injured clients and their families on a contingency fee basis, since we strongly feel that no one should be denied effective legal representation due to financial limitations. In other words, we will only accept your payment if we win in court.
You are entitled to legal counsel, and our committed staff is prepared to put our years of experience to use for you. Remember that you and your loved ones do not have to endure this difficult time alone. Call us at 702-423-3333, and we’ll arrange your free appointment as soon as you’re available so that you may regain your footing and get the justice to which you are entitled.
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