Reno, NV (February 11, 2021) – Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 10, a pedestrian accident took place in Reno.
According to authorities, a man was walking his dog in the westbound lanes of I-80 near the off-ramp near Keystone Avenue. Reno Police confirmed that a driver was traveling along and struck the man and his dog.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The dog died at the scene while the pedestrian was taken to the hospital. He is expected to recover from his injuries. Police have not identified any of the parties involved at this time.
The roadway was blocked in westbound lanes for a short period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
In Nevada, pedestrian accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents. However, when they do occur, these accidents tend to lead to some of the most life-altering injuries. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm on our roads when it comes to accidents with other vehicles. Between the years 2008 and 2017, it was estimated that approximately 600 pedestrians were killed and many others were injured in serious accidents throughout the state. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, you should have the skilled help of an attorney by your side.
Nobody is ever prepared to become injured in a Reno pedestrian accident. However, this is the reality that many victims face every year due to the negligence of others. Drivers are urged to keep a watch out for these vulnerable parties on our roads at all times. Pedestrians are prone to some of the most severe injuries such as TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be feeling both helpless and alone. It is crucial that you have a Reno personal injury attorney there to help you.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you after you have been harmed in a serious pedestrian accident in Nevada. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling and offer our assistance and resources to you in your time of need. Our attorneys believe that you have the right to seek compensation for aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact a Reno accident attorney that you can trust with your claim at (775) 324-3380.
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