Sparks, NV (February 9, 2021) – Around 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, a man was killed in a motorcycle crash at an intersection in Sparks.
According to Sparks Police, the accident took place at the intersection of East Prater Way and Sparks Boulevard in a parking lot. A motorcyclist was struck by a driver intentionally in the area. After the driver struck the motorcycle, they got out of their vehicle and fled the scene on foot while the motorcycle caught on fire.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 19-year-old Thomas Schlesinger, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the passenger vehicle, identified as 18-year-old Isiah Norwood, was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon, and leaving the scene of the accident.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most horrific accidents on our roads that involve some of the most at-risk parties. From January 2019 to August 2019, it was reported that approximately 24 people were killed in motorcycle accidents due to the reckless acts of others. Motorcycle accidents are incredibly severe, which is why it is important that you and your family have options moving forward. It is important that you seek the help of a legal advocate who has your best interests in mind.
Your life could be turned upside-down if you have lost someone you love in a Reno motorcycle accident. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are going to afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. These accidents happen far too often due to the negligence of drivers who are not paying close attention to the roads around them. If you have suffered extensive losses, it is important that you seek the help of a Reno wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in an accident. We understand how traumatic it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal accident. You may wonder what deadlines you will have to meet and what evidence will be best in the midst of your accident. You should always have help on your side as you move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Reno at (775) 324-3380 to find out what options you have at this time.
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