Reno, NV (May 12, 2022) – After being struck by a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon, May 10, in Reno, one man is battling for his life.
Right before 3:00 p.m., Reno Police officers responded to the junction of East 6th Street and Evans Avenue for an auto-pedestrian collision. Upon their arrival at the crash site, officers with the RPD discovered a critically injured man lying on the road. He was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance, where he remains in serious condition. The alleged at-fault driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Though the events immediately preceding the incident are still unknown, traffic detectives affirmed that neither speed nor impairment is suspected as a factor. Witnesses with any other information on this case should contact the police or Secret Witness as soon as possible.
Our hearts go out to the injured man and his family. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Victims in Nevada
Driving while inebriated and failing to yield at traffic signals or stop signs are two of the main causes of traffic accidents in Nevada. Furthermore, these two elements, as well as reckless or distracted driving and excessive speed, are the leading contributors to auto-pedestrian collisions in Nevada.
Adding insult to injury, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), deaths in pedestrian crashes account for roughly one-fifth of all traffic deaths. Although the rate of fatalities in 2019 traffic crashes was lower, they have risen by approximately half in the decade after 2009, when they were recorded at their lowest levels. Unfortunately, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in the greater Las Vegas area, including Reno, has surged over the past 10 years.
Tragically, victims encounter devastating financial hardships, painful and continuous medical problems, and deep mental trauma. And when victims die as an effect of these situations, their families may find themselves in an extremely complex, emotionally exhausting situation. As they attempt to mourn their loved ones, families sometimes have to deal with outrageous medical, and/or end-of-life and funeral-related, costs.
That’s why, if you’ve been hurt in an auto-pedestrian collision or lost someone you love, you may have legal options moving forward. Call a Reno pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as you’ve gotten treatment for your injuries. Our experienced Reno personal injury lawyers at Eric Roy Law Firm will guarantee that you can move ahead in the best possible position during this difficult time.
During your personalized session with our personal injury team, we will happily evaluate the facts of your case. Furthermore, our Reno pedestrian accident lawyers will personalize our recommendations to your specific circumstances. This way, you can be absolutely confident that we will effectively and compassionately address every aspect of your case.
We think that victims and their families should never bear the financial brunt of a collision caused by the negligence of another motorist. And we’ll do everything in our power to get you the justice you deserve, as well as the proper recompense to which you’re entitled. Our experienced legal team has dedicated years to fighting for victims and their families in the Nevada court system.
Please call our legal staff at 702-423-3333 to arrange a free consultation at your earliest convenience. In this time of great need, we’re here to help you and your family.
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