Reno, NV (February 23, 2022) – A woman was injured in a pedestrian accident that involved an unoccupied vehicle in Reno on Wednesday evening, February 23.
According to Reno officials, the accident happened on McCabe Drive near a local post office. A woman was walking in the area when a vehicle parked in a parking spot suddenly rolled out of its space. The vehicle struck her as she was walking. The vehicle then continued onward, where it struck two other vehicles.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The woman, who has not yet been identified, sustained injuries as a result of the accident. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment but her current condition is not yet known. Nobody else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the parking lot until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrian accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents in Nevada. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most extensive harm. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 79 pedestrians were killed in accidents throughout Nevada. This was actually a decrease from 2017, when 91 people were killed in pedestrian accidents.
These accidents are so commonly fatal or injurious due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in an accident. Drivers commonly become distracted, which could lead to a pedestrian accident in the blink of an eye. If your life has been turned upside-down due to one of these accidents, you should have the help of an attorney that you can trust.
If you have been struck by a driver in a pedestrian accident, you may be feeling helpless and confused. It is crucial that you speak with a dedicated Reno pedestrian accident attorney who is able to help you through every aspect of your claim. It is never a good option to wait and decide that everything will be fine after a pedestrian accident. This is due to the fact that pedestrians typically sustain severe injuries, including some of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
Having the assistance of a Reno personal injury lawyer on your side can be incredibly beneficial, which is why you should act immediately.
Reno Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Coulter Harsh Law, our attorneys are here to help you after you have sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. After you have received the medical attention you deserve, an attorney will be able to help you when it comes to all aspects of your claim. We are well-versed in Nevada accident laws and will help you navigate the daunting legal system. 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 the help you deserve at this time.
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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.