Dayton, NV (May 9, 2022) – One person’s life was lost in a catastrophic head-on collision that took place on a highway in Dayton on Saturday afternoon, May 7.
Nevada Highway Patrol officials were called to the scene around 2:21 p.m. on US-50 around the area of River Boat Road. A Volkswagen sedan and a Ford Explorer were traveling on the highway when one veered into the other lane of traffic due to unknown reasons. The vehicles collided head-on with each other, leading to extensive damages.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One male driver was tragically pronounced dead at the scene but it is not known which vehicle they were operating. The other driver was rushed to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
Eastbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police directed westbound traffic onto Occidental Drive for some time until the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim. Our thoughts also go out to the victim and the family who has sustained injuries in the accident.
Fatal Accidents in Nevada
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality in the state of Nevada every single year. Though many of these accidents are fender-benders or lead to a variety of injuries, some are incredibly severe and take the lives of those involved. In 2017, it was estimated that there were approximately 311 fatalities caused by car accidents throughout Nevada. Far too often, car accidents on our roads take place due to the outright reckless acts of drivers. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, it is important that you seek legal counsel immediately.
Fatal car accidents happen in the blink of an eye in Dayton, leaving families in difficult positions. To become successful in a wrongful death claim, you must be able to show that another driver exercised a reasonable duty of care. You also must be somebody who is eligible to bring a wrongful death claim, which includes some of the following parties:
- The spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- The personal representative of the estate
The damages that stem from a wrongful death could pile up against you and leave you feeling alone and confused. It is crucial that you speak with a Dayton wrongful death lawyer in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law understand how devastating and sudden a fatal car accident can be. Facing the loss of somebody close to you can leave you feeling alone and confused. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to pay for bills that pile up against your family that the deceased victim left behind. Having a qualified legal advocate on your side is one of the best options for you and your family at this time. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Dayton at (775) 324-3380 to find out what we can do for you at this time.
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Disclaimers: The legal team at Coulter Harsh Law are members of the local business community and is always striving to improve the overall well-being and general safety of all Nevada residents. We are always saddened when a serious or fatal accident occurs and hope that by providing more awareness about the dangers of driving that our fellow community members will take heed and use precautions in an effort to avoid being injured in an accident. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post should be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos depicted are not of the accident described in this post.