Sparks, NV (December 21, 2021) – Around 2:08 a.m. on Saturday morning, December 18, a wrong-way rollover accident occurred on a highway in Sparks.
According to Sparks Police, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-80. A Dodge Ram pickup truck was headed east in the westbound lanes for reasons that are not yet known. The pickup truck collided with a Toyota Tundra head-on, causing the Tundra to roll over in traffic. The Dodge then collided with a Nissan Rogue and caused the Nissan to overturn as well.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Nissan, who has not yet been identified, was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital. The driver is still going through surgeries due to their injuries.
The driver of the Dodge allegedly fled the scene of the accident. Police have not yet said if they caught the driver at this time.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the roadway was blocked in the area for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Nevada
Car accidents are a leading cause of hospitalizations throughout the state of Nevada every single year. These accidents continue to increase on our roads every year. Car accidents land hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital every year due to the reckless acts of others. Though these accidents take on many different forms, rollovers are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents. In just one recent year’s time in the entire U.S., over 2% of car accidents were deemed rollovers. This may seem like a small percentage but it is important to note that these accidents are some of the most severe that occur on our roads. If you have been hurt in a rollover accident caused by another party, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a car accident entirely on their own. If you have been hurt in a car accident, you should seek the dedicated help of a Sparks car accident attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to help you when it comes to many aspects of your claim, especially if you have sustained injuries. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from car accidents include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
These injuries can affect your life in many ways, leaving you to feel alone and confused. You should be prepared to speak with a Sparks personal injury attorney that you can rely on.
Sparks Car Accident Attorneys
Our compassionate accident attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law have diligently assisted those injured in car accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a party responsible for the harm that they have caused in an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. We are here for you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Sparks at (775) 324-3380 for more information on your available options.
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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.