Reno, NV (September 29, 2020) – Around 6 p.m. on Sunday night, September 27, a serious pedestrian accident took place in Reno.
Reno Police confirmed that the collision took place at the intersection of 4th Street and Arlington Avenue when a man was crossing the street and was struck by a pickup truck. Police discovered a man in his 20s, who has not yet been formally identified, lying on the road.
The driver of the truck immediately fled the scene of the accident. It was traveling west the last time it was spotted. Police believe that the truck was a green Chevrolet with minor damage to the right side, though they have not yet found the driver responsible for the accident.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment of various life-threatening injuries.
4th Street was closed down in several lanes while police investigated the circumstances leading up to the accident.
No further details have been provided but Reno Police continue their investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads that are prone to causing some of the most horrific harm. Between the years 2008 and 2017, approximately 601 people were killed in pedestrian accidents, while many others were hospitalized as a result. These accidents occur in the blink of an eye and sometimes leave pedestrians feeling helpless, especially when it is up to them to prove that another party is to blame. Being injured in a pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on your life, which is why you should never stand alone.
Reno pedestrian accidents happen every week, some of which are worse than others. Because pedestrians have no protection from vehicles who share our roads, this makes them especially vulnerable on our roads. If you believe that a driver caused your accident because they were engaged in reckless or even illegal acts at the time, you have the right to hold a party accountable for the harm that you have sustained. This may be the case if you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident due to the negligence of another party. Speaking with a Reno personal injury attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make when it is time to get started on your case.
At Coulter Harsh Law, our accident attorneys are here for you after you have been severely impacted by a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We understand that there is nothing more debilitating than being injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another party. Our attorneys have the resources to help you move forward during these challenging times when you are feeling alone. Please do not hesitate to contact a Reno accident attorney at (775) 324-3380 for more information on your options moving forward.
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