Fallon, NV (April 12, 2021) – At 7:16 p.m. on the evening of Friday, April 9, a fatal pedestrian accident took place in Fallon.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of US-50 and Whitaker Lane. A white Ford pickup truck with a trailer attached was driving in the area when it entered the intersection at a red light. The pickup truck struck two pedestrians who were walking through the intersection at the time.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. One of the pedestrians, identified as 80-year-old Anita Assam, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other unidentified pedestrian was seriously injured.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk parties on our roadways. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from vehicles that navigate our roads. Between 2008 and 2017, approximately 600 lives were taken as a result of pedestrian accidents within the state of Nevada. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident caused by another party. If you have suffered immense losses in an accident, it is imperative that you seek the help of an accident attorney in your time of need.
The aftermath of a Reno pedestrian accident can impact your life in a variety of ways, especially if you have lost somebody close to you. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Drivers are always urged to watch out for pedestrians who share our roads. If you have suffered immense losses due to a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you speak with a Reno wrongful death attorney.
At Coulter Harsh Law, our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys are here to assist you and your family after you have lost someone closest to you in a pedestrian accident. We understand how challenging the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be and offer our assistance in your time of need. Our Reno attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact an accident attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 to find out how we can help you.
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