Reno, NV (May 4, 2021) – At 7:14 a.m. on Tuesday morning, May 4, a fatal pedestrian accident happened on a highway in Reno.
According to the Reno Police Department, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-80 around the area of Mogul Road. A white Volvo tractor-trailer was driving east when it suddenly struck a pedestrian that the driver was unable to avoid.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The pedestrian, identified as 50-year-old Stephen Rice, was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable parties on our roads due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Between 2008 and 2017, it was estimated that approximately 600 lives were lost as a result of these horrific accidents. Drivers are urged to watch out for pedestrians on our roads at all times but this does not always occur, which means that pedestrian accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. If you have suffered enormous losses due to a pedestrian accident, you should speak with a legal advocate as soon as possible.
Losing a loved one in a Nevada pedestrian accident is never an easy reality to face but one that many families are faced with every single year. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to worry about the stressful aftermath of a Nevada pedestrian accident that has led to a fatality. If you have lost someone close to you in a collision, you should be prepared to speak with a Nevada wrongful death attorney.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian crash. We have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in these accidents and will stand by your side every step of the way. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover a wide array of financial aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Nevada at (775) 324-3380 for the help you deserve.
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