Sparks, NV (February 8, 2021) – On Sunday morning, February 7, a man was injured in a pedestrian accident on train tracks in Sparks.
According to the Reno Police Department, the accident happened on the train tracks near Barnett Way and Galletti Way. Few details have been released but it was confirmed that a 60-year-old man was struck by a BNSF train.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The man was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. His current condition is not yet known.
Road crossings were closed in the area for a short period of time after the accident.
The investigation into 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 are some of the most devastating types of accidents that happen in the state of Nevada every year. Between the years 2008 and 2017, it was estimated that approximately 600 pedestrians lost their lives in Nevada pedestrian accidents and many others were injured. Especially in pedestrian accidents involving trains, the results can be catastrophic due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, it is important that you have the help of a legal advocate on your side.
Being injured in a Reno pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on your life. This is especially true if you have suffered from a number of injuries such as road rash, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and more. These injuries can cause you to spend time in the hospital or away from work, which is why you should seek the immediate help of an accident attorney. It is important that you always have assistance when it comes to your Reno personal injury claim.
At Coulter Harsh Law, our accident attorneys are here for you after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. We believe that you should never have to stand alone as you hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the midst of a pedestrian accident. We are here to help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Reno at 775) 324-3380 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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Disclaimers: 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.