Sparks, NV (February 19, 2021) – Around 6 a.m. on Friday morning, February 19, a man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Sparks.
According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place on the railroad tracks near I-80 and Vista Boulevard. Police are not sure of the circumstances that led up to the train striking the adult male.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the incident. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Nobody else was injured as a result.
Police confirmed that earlier this week, a man was seriously injured after being struck on a set of tracks nearby.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrian accidents are known for being incredibly catastrophic, which means that they are likely to lead to fatal results. Between 2008 and 2017, approximately 600 people were killed in pedestrian accidents and many others were injured as a result. Especially when these accidents involve trains, they are likely to lead to severe results. If you have lost somebody that you love as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, it is important that you seek the help of an accident attorney.
The aftermath of a Nevada pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Because of this, drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that pedestrian accidents can be prevented. Losing a loved one can impact your life on both emotional and financial levels. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. This is why you should speak with a Nevada wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you after you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to an accident. We understand how overwhelming a collision can be, especially when you are unfamiliar with Nevada accident laws. This is why our attorneys are here to support you and provide you with the necessary resources to move forward. We will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Nevada at (775) 324-3380 to find out how we can assist you.
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