Wellington, NV (June 17, 2021) – This week, a woman was killed in a fatal collision on a major highway in Wellington.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of NV-208. A 17-year-old was driving a passenger vehicle in the area when the vehicle veered off the side of the road and rolled over. A passenger was ejected from the vehicle.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The passenger, identified as 43-year-old Virginia Shrum, was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of traumatic injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Nevada
Fatal accidents happen every single year in the state of Nevada, some of which are more severe than others. In just one recent year’s time in Nevada, over 300 people were killed in fatal accidents due to the recklessness of others. These accidents take on many different forms but rollovers are some of the most horrific. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., approximately 2% of car accidents were deemed rollovers. These accidents happen when drivers lose control over many different reasons including speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, fatigue, and more. It is never easy to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, this is the reality that many families face every year. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one taken too soon in a fatal crash, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a Reno car accident can impact your life for years to come, especially if you have lost a loved one in a collision. You may be feeling helpless and alone after you have suffered from these enormous losses. As you grieve the unexpected loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you are going to afford to pay the bills that continue piling up. If you have suffered from these losses, you have a variety of options available for you. It is crucial that you speak with a compassionate Nevada wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Coulter Harsh Law, our accident attorneys are here to help you and your family move forward after a fatal crash. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial aspects such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. We are here for you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Nevada at (775) 324-3380 for more information on how we can assist you.
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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.