Sun Valley, NV (May 18, 2021) – At 7 p.m. on Sunday night, May 16, a hit-and-run bicycle accident occurred in Sun Valley.
According to Washoe County deputies, the accident happened in an unidentified area of Sun Valley. A 10-year-old boy was riding his bicycle when he was suddenly struck by a female driver in a passenger vehicle. The woman allegedly waved the boy across the road but accelerated after he started to cross. The woman then fled the scene of the accident.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The boy was taken to the hospital with injuries but he is expected to be okay.
It is not known if the driver of the vehicle was found by police.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Nevada
Though bicycle accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads, they are some of the most severe when they do occur. This is due to the fact that bicyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving motor vehicles. In 2019, it was determined that approximately 7 people were killed in bicycle accidents due to the negligence of others. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident, you should have the help of an attorney every step of the way.
Many victims are injured in serious Nevada bicycle accidents every year. Some of the most life-altering, catastrophic injuries that stem from these accidents include road rash, TBIs, broken bones, organ damage, paralysis, and more. These injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time at work. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, you may be feeling both helpless and alone. It is crucial that you speak with a Nevada personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law have diligently assisted those injured in bicycle accidents over the years. We understand how traumatic an accident can be and offer our help and resources in your time of need. Our attorneys will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical bills, lost income, therapy costs, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Nevada at (775) 324-3380 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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