Reno, NV (June 6, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal four-vehicle collision that took place on a highway in Reno on Monday morning, June 6.
According to Reno Police, the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 around the area of exit 28 to Patrick. For reasons that are not yet known, four vehicles became involved in a forceful chain-reaction collision. The involved vehicles sustained heavy damage as a result of the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One of the involved drivers was ejected from their vehicle and onto the road during the accident. The victim, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if anyone else was hurt in the accident.
Due to the severity of the accident, the westbound lanes of traffic were blocked for several hours. Police reopened the scene around 11 a.m.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Nevada
When somebody’s negligence or lack of action leads to the death of another party, this can be a severe event that nobody is prepared for. Car accidents happen every hour of the day in Nevada, some of which are more severe than others. In fact, some collisions are so severe that they lead to the death of others. In just 2021 alone, it was reported that approximately 382 people were killed in fatal car accidents in Nevada and many others were injured. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
It is true that no amount of money is capable of bringing back a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a car accident. However, financial compensation can greatly help you as you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one. Wrongful death claims can be difficult to deal with. These claims are known for being highly complex. There are many parties who may be eligible to bring one of these claims, including some of the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
If you have lost someone close to you in a car accident, you should have the help of a dedicated Reno wrongful death attorney on your side.
At Coulter Harsh Law, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in accidents over the years. Having the help of an attorney on your side can greatly lessen some of the stress that you may be feeling associated with your accident claim. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.
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Disclaimers: The legal team at Coulter Harsh Law are members of the local business community and are 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.