Searchlight, NV (December 10, 2020) – Around 9:40 a.m. on Thursday morning, December 10, five people were killed in a fatal bicycle crash in Searchlight.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol officials, the accident occurred in the northbound lanes of US-95. At the time, the Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition was holding a birthday ride with many different advanced bicyclists and a vehicle was following the cyclists. Suddenly, a box truck came up behind the wheel and struck it from behind, sending it into the bicyclists.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash to assist those in need. Five bicyclists, who have not yet been identified, were pronounced dead at the scene. Four other victims were injured and hospitalized.
The driver of the white box truck who caused the accident stopped and remained at the scene so that they could cooperate with the police.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Nevada
Nevada bicycle accidents do not happen as commonly as many other accidents on our roads but, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic results. In fact, in 2019 alone, statistics showed that approximately 7 people were killed in bicycle accidents throughout the state. Bicycle accidents are often known for being incredibly damaging in nature due to the fact that bicyclists have no protection from harm. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, you have a wide array of options moving forward.
Many bicycle accidents can be prevented on our roads when drivers pay close attention to what is happening around them. Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and many other common causes. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a Reno bicycle accident, you may wonder where you can turn. Find out more about the types of claims we handle for those in Nevada at https://coulterharshlaw.com/practice-areas/.
It is never easy to face the aftermath of a fatal crash, which is why our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will be able to move forward on a financial level. Our attorneys are here to help you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 to find out what options are available for you.
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