Reno, NV (June 8, 2022) – Around 3:45 p.m. on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 7, a pedestrian accident took place in a building in Reno.
According to Reno officials, the accident happened at Great Clips on South Meadows Parkway. A driver crashed through the front of the building due to reasons that are not yet known. A woman became pinned against a wall by the vehicle and a 9-year-old was caught underneath the car.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Both the woman and the child were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. According to reports, they are expected to fully recover.
Due to the severity of the accident, the area was blocked for several hours as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the collision continues.
Our thoughts go out to the pedestrians injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrians are known for being the most vulnerable parties on our roads in the state of Nevada. This means that, in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle, a pedestrian could become seriously injured or even killed. In fact, in 2018, statistics taken showed that 79 people were killed in pedestrian accidents and many others sustained injuries that year. Drivers are supposed to always watch out for pedestrians so that these accidents can be prevented on our roads. However, this does not always happen, especially when it is dark out or there are no crosswalks in an area. Being hurt in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways that you never expected. Because of this, you should always be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Facing the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a difficult thing to do, especially if you have never been involved in one in the past. It is important that you speak with a Reno pedestrian accident attorney who has your best interests in mind at this time. An attorney can play a huge role in your case, especially when it comes to showing that another party has acted negligently. This includes proving the following aspects:
- A driver owed the pedestrian a duty of care
- The driver breached their duty of care through negligent acts
- The breach in duty directly caused the accident
- The accident led to injuries and other damages to the pedestrian
Speaking with a Reno personal injury attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times.
At Coulter Harsh Law, our attorneys have diligently assisted those injured in pedestrian accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, we are here for you. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 for more information.
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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.