Reno, NV (May 14, 2022) – After being struck by a truck late Thursday evening, May 12, in north Reno, one victim suffered significant injuries.
Multiple agencies were dispatched to Wedekind Road and Platora Way at roughly 9:30 p.m. in response to a hit-and-run collision, according to preliminary reports. Initial accounts from the scene suggest that a pedestrian was walking on the street when they were struck by a full-size crew-cab pickup. After the crash, the truck driver fled the scene.
Responders transported the pedestrian to Renown Medical Center, where they are thought to be in critical condition. Authorities characterized the suspect vehicle as a white full-size crew-cab truck with minor damage to the front end. There is no additional information.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family. We wish them well in their recuperation.
Victims of Pedestrian Collisions in Nevada
Two of the most common causes of traffic accidents in Nevada are driving while drunk and failing to yield at traffic signals or stop signs. Furthermore, in Nevada, these two factors, together with irresponsible or distracted driving and excessive speed, are the major causes of auto-pedestrian accidents.
To add insult to injury, pedestrian collisions account for nearly one-fifth of all road deaths, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Although the number of deaths in road collisions was reduced in 2019, they have increased by over half in the decade from 2009, when they were at their lowest. Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities in the wider Las Vegas region, including Reno, have increased dramatically over the last decade.
Tragically, victims face crippling financial difficulties, ongoing medical concerns, and severe emotional distress. When victims die as a result of these scenarios, their families may be thrust into an extraordinarily difficult and emotionally draining situation. Families are sometimes faced with exorbitant medical and/or end-of-life and burial bills while they try to grieve their loved ones. As a result, if you’ve been injured in an auto-pedestrian incident or have lost someone you care about, you may have legal alternatives. As soon as you’ve received care for your injuries, contact a Reno pedestrian accident lawyer.
Eric Roy Law Firm’s experienced Reno personal injury attorneys will ensure that you are in the best possible position to go forward during this tough time. We would gladly analyze the facts of your case during your tailored appointment with our personal injury staff. Furthermore, our Reno pedestrian accident attorneys will tailor our advice to your individual situation. This way, you may rest certain that we will handle your case in a professional and caring manner.
We believe that the victims and their families should never suffer the financial burden of a collision caused by another driver’s irresponsibility. And we’ll do everything we can to get you the justice you deserve, as well as the right remuneration you deserve. Our knowledgeable legal team has spent years advocating for victims and their families in Nevada courts. Please contact our legal team at 702-423-3333 to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible. We’re here to assist you and your family in this time of tremendous need.
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