Reno, NV (August 29, 2022) – A passenger was killed in a fatal rollover accident that happened at an intersection in Reno on Friday morning, August 26.
Nevada Highway Patrol officials confirmed that the accident took place around 1 a.m. at the intersection of McCarran Boulevard and Lakeside Drive. Two vehicles were allegedly traveling in the area when they collided with each other, causing one of the vehicles to overturn. Police confirmed that one of the drivers was driving under the influence and speeding when they ran a red light and collided with the second vehicle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. An unidentified passenger inside the rolled vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of that same vehicle was ejected but only sustained minor injuries.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for an extended period of time. Police have not yet made any arrests but they could be pending at this time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our warmest condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Nevada
Nevada has been seeing more and more car accidents within the state than ever before. Though many of these accidents lead to serious injuries, some take the lives of those involved. Rollovers are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on Nevada roads. Though only about 2% of car accidents are deemed rollovers, these accidents are known for taking hundreds of lives in the U.S. each year. In fact, in one recent year’s time in the U.S., a total of 858 individuals lost their lives in fatal car accidents. Nevada is no stranger to these accidents, which occur in the blink of an eye. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests.
Losing somebody close to you in a fatal accident can affect your life in a wide array of ways. Many families are left wondering where they can turn during these difficult times. As you are grieving the immense loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are ever going to afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You should not have to worry about these aspects entirely on your own. Speaking with a Reno wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected at this time.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents throughout Nevada over the years. Having the help of an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the Nevada legal system, which can be entirely complex. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, such as the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income and future loss of earnings
- Loss of companionship
We will stand by your side every step of the way during these complicated times. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 to find out how we can help you.
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