Sparks, NV (November 17, 2022) – Around 5:30 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, November 16, a fatal car accident took place in Sparks.
According to Nevada State Police, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-80 around the Vista Boulevard exit. Police confirmed that a commercial truck was traveling in the area when they collided with each other due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicles were badly damaged and had to be towed from the scene.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One person, who has not yet been formally identified by police, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. It is not known if anyone else was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time after the accident. This led to delays until the scene was cleared by police.
Nevada State Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident.
Truck Accidents in Nevada
Fatal accidents are not as common in Nevada as in many other states but they still take hundreds of lives each year. In just 2019, it was reported that 304 people were killed in fatal accidents. Out of these accidents, it is true to assume that many are caused by passenger vehicle drivers. However, handfuls of lives are lost each year due to truck accidents as well. Trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds, which means that they are capable of causing catastrophic damage in the event of an accident. If you have lost someone you love in a truck accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways after you have lost someone you love in a truck crash. Speaking with a Sparks truck accident attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times. As you are grieving the immense loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You should not have to worry about how you will move forward with a successful claim during these challenging times. Speaking with a Sparks wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected when you need it the most.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a truck crash. We understand how overwhelming a fatal truck accident can be and offer our help and resources when you need them the most. Having the help of an attorney on your side can help you lessen some of the stress that you and your family are feeling after a fatal truck crash. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Sparks at (775) 324-3380 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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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.