Reno, NV (November 15, 2021) – On Friday night, November 12, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred on a major roadway in Reno.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident happened on I-80 around the area of I-580. A pedestrian was walking in the eastbound lanes when they were suddenly struck by a vehicle that was traveling in the area. The driver immediately fled the scene without stopping to check on the pedestrian.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was severely injured in the accident. The party was pronounced dead at the scene due to their injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, the roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on Nevada roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In fact, hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives every year in the state of Nevada due to the reckless acts of others. Between 2008 and 2017, it was reported that approximately 600 people were killed in accidents due to the outright recklessness of others. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you have suffered from these enormous losses, you may wonder where you can turn as you move forward. It is crucial that you have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have suffered from these enormous losses, you should be prepared to speak with a skilled Reno pedestrian accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. Luckily, with the help of a Reno wrongful death attorney, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected.
Reno Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here to help you move forward after you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. We believe that you should never have to stand alone after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident 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.