Reno, NV (January 8, 2021) – Around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday evening, January 7, a pedestrian accident occurred at an intersection in Reno.
According to the Reno Police Department, the accident took place at the intersection of Second Street and Lake Street. Two pedestrians were allegedly walking south at the intersection when they were suddenly struck by an eastbound vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Both of the pedestrians were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
It is believed that the driver of the vehicle that struck them remained at the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Though pedestrian accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads, they are some of the most horrific collisions that individuals experience. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable and more likely to sustain catastrophic injuries than many other parties on our roads. Between 2008 and 2017, it was reported that approximately 600 pedestrians lost their lives in Nevada accidents. If you have sustained injuries as a result of one of these accidents, it is important to know that you have options moving forward.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a Reno pedestrian accident on their own. However, this is the reality that many victims face every single year after these accidents. Drivers are expected to take special precautions on our roads and give the right-of-way to pedestrians at all times so that these accidents can be prevented. If you have been hurt and you are unsure about where you can turn, you should speak with a Reno accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in Nevada pedestrian accidents at www.coulterharshlaw.com.
At Coulter Harsh Law, our skilled and compassionate accident attorneys understand how challenging the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be. We believe that you have every right to hold a driver liable for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of your accident. You should never have to stand alone as you navigate the legal system and work toward compensation to cover a wide array of financial aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 for more information on how we can help you.
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