Sparks, NV (February 12, 2021) – On Friday afternoon, February 12, a bicycle accident with injuries occurred at an intersection in Sparks.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident took place at the intersection of Nugget Avenue and McCarran Boulevard. Few details have been released but police confirmed that an RTC Access Bus was turning right at the intersection while a bicyclist was in the crosswalk with a green light. The bus collided with the bicyclist, pushing him from his bike.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident to help those in need. The bicyclist, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The bus driver has since been cited for failing to yield.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Nevada
Bicycle accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents but, when they do occur, they are known for being life-altering and traumatic. In 2019 alone, it was estimated that approximately 7 people were killed in bicycle accidents and many others were injured throughout the years. Because bicyclists have no protection from harm against other vehicles, they are most likely to sustain serious injuries. Victims are urged to seek immediate help after an accident.
Being injured in a Nevada bicycle accident might be one of the most traumatic things that you have ever endured. Some of the most traumatic injuries that result from these accidents include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, road rash, and more. Those who have been injured in these accidents will sometimes miss out on time at work and spend time recovering in the hospital. Because of this, it is important that you speak with a Nevada personal injury attorney who can assist you.
Our dedicated attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you after you have sustained harm in a collision that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming an accident can be and offer our help to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Nevada at (775) 324-3380 to find out how we can help you.
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