Virginia City, NV (May 15, 2022) – Officers with the Virginia City Police Department reported that one person died after a motorcycle crash on Sunday afternoon, May 15.
The fatal motorcycle accident happened on the other side of Virginia City in Lyon County, about 4 miles from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50, at around 3:50 p.m. The VCPD, together with Nevada State Police, said both directions of the highway were blocked due to the collision. One other vehicle, a passenger sedan, was involved, but the events immediately preceding the collision are still not known at this time.
Anyone with additional information about the collision is asked to call NSP non-emergency line. The investigation remains active and ongoing.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with any injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Motorcycle Crash Deaths in Nevada
According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 13 passenger cars out of every 100,000 are involved in a collision that results in a fatality. Unfortunately, motorcyclists have a much-increased chance of being seriously injured or even killed in traffic accidents. In fact, the death rate for collisions involving motorcycles is more than 72 per 100,000.
In only one year, there were more than fifty people killed while riding motorcycles throughout the state of Nevada. Despite the fact that motorcycle mortality rates have been progressively increasing over the course of the last decade, this data does demonstrate a decline from the previous year.
Unfortunately, it is abundantly obvious that catastrophic or even fatal motorcycle accidents are a sad reality of life in the state of Nevada, especially on the bustling streets of Reno, Las Vegas, Clark, Carson City, and other cities and towns around the state.
In addition, victims often have to deal with major financial setbacks, ongoing medical challenges, and lasting emotional anguish. When victims lose their lives as a consequence of these tragedies, it may put their loved ones in a situation that is beyond challenging. Families sometimes have little choice but to bear the burden of costly medical and funeral costs.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or lost their life as a result of a motorbike accident, you may be able to seek compensation, however.
Please get in touch with a motorcycle accident attorney in Nevada as soon as you are able to do so. During this difficult time, the experienced Nevada accident lawyers from the Eric Roy Law Firm will guarantee that you are able to move ahead with your life.
We will happily discuss the facts of your case, in addition to setting up a unique session and lunch. Plus, our Virginia City motorcycle accident attorneys will personalize our guidance to meet your requirements in order to better serve you. Because of this, you may have full faith that we will provide answers to all of your concerns and assist you in making it through this trying time as easily as is humanly possible.
Our devoted staff 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, and call our office at 702-423-3333 so that we can arrange for your no-cost, hassle-free consultation.
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