Reno, NV (May 22, 2022) – One man died following a crash involving a motorcycle on Saturday, May 21st in Reno.
Officers and first responders were dispatched to the scene in the area of Dandelion Street and Silver Lake Road for reports of a vehicle collision with possible injuries to the motorcyclist at about 9:20 p.m.
A spokesman from the Reno Police Department said that, upon their arrival, one man was located lying in the roadway, injured and unresponsive. He was transferred to an area hospital while rescuers attempted lifesaving efforts, but the victim was dead upon arrival.
At this time, authorities are considering speed a possible factor in the crash but an investigation is still underway.
The name of the deceased rider has not been released pending family notification.
Due to the circumstances of this incident, RPD’s Major Accident Investigation team took over the investigation.
Silver Lake Road was shut down in both directions between Stead Boulevard and Dandelion Street for more than three hours as an investigation was conducted and preliminary duties were performed.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Factors in Nevada Motorcycle Crashes
While some causes of Nevada motorcycle accidents are difficult for riders to avoid, such as potholes in the roadway, the majority of circumstances that cause these accidents are completely preventable. Basic human error is responsible for a large portion of motor vehicle accidents on roadways and it affects motorcyclists even more than those inside a car.
Three of the main types of human error that often result in serious motorcycle crashes in Nevada are:
- Driving Under the Influence: In 2011, almost 30% of motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. In Nevada, drunk drivers are a major problem for the police, particularly when the driver is on a motorcycle. Consuming even a small amount of alcohol can impair a rider’s vision, slow their reaction time, impede their ability to make good decisions, and affect their balance, coordination, and fine motor skills, all of which play an integral role in the safe operation of a motorcycle.
- Driving While Distracted: Making phone calls, texting, smoking, eating, reaching for objects… Distracted driving encompasses any action that takes a driver’s hands, eyes, or mind away from operating a motor vehicle. Distracted driving has long since surpassed drunk driving as the number one cause of vehicle accidents nationwide. This makes it important, to motorcyclists especially, that drivers stay vigilant of any dangers by paying extra attention to their surroundings, because the driver next to you may not be.
- Exceeding the Speed Limit: Speeding near a motorcycle rider is extremely dangerous. Not only does it reduce the rider’s odds of being noticed by the speeding driver, but when a collision does happen, the amount of force generated by the impact will be much more substantial, resulting in far worse injuries than had they been going the speed limit.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we are happy to review the facts of your case during a no-obligation consultation over lunch. Our Nevada motorcycle accident lawyers will customize their advice to align with your specific goals and needs.
Our dedicated team has spent years fighting for the rights of victims and their families after they have been injured in motorcycle accidents that were not their fault. Get in touch with us today by calling our Las Vegas office at 702-423-3333.
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