Zephyr Cove, NV (June 20, 2022) – Around 8 p.m. on the night of Saturday, June 18, four people were injured in a DUI crash in Zephyr Cove.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol officials, the accident happened on US-50 around the area of Presbyterian Curve near Lake Tahoe. A BMW was traveling in the area around the curve when it struck a Toyota RAV4 due to reasons that are not yet known. The vehicles involved in the accident sustained severe damage as a result of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene immediately. The driver and passenger inside the Toyota were rushed to Renown Hospital in Reno. One of the parties was seriously injured and taken to the hospital by medical helicopter. The driver and passenger in the BMW were also taken to local hospitals for treatment, though they are expected to recover.
The driver of the BMW, identified as 21-year-old Anthony Angel Llamas, was arrested on charges of DUI. The roadway was blocked in the area for approximately two hours.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts to those injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
DUI Accidents in Nevada
DUI drivers are engaging in reckless acts when they get behind the wheel of a car intoxicated. Between the years 2003 and 2012, it was estimated that 1,025 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in Nevada and many more were seriously injured. Nevada actually has a high rate of arrests for alcohol-related crimes compared to other places in the U.S. If you believe that your accident was caused by a negligent driver engaged in DUI, you have options. It is important that you speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
You have the right to bring a claim against a party who caused you immense harm through their negligent acts after an accident. This is why it is imperative that you speak with a Zephyr Cove car accident attorney as soon as possible about your options. Nobody is able to live comfortably immediately following a car accident. You will likely be dealing with painful injuries and time away from work, which can leave you in a difficult financial position. Having the help of a dedicated Zephyr Cove personal injury attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected at this time.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you after you have been hurt in a DUI accident caused by another party. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a car accident entirely on your own. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. These include some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you every step of the way during this difficult time in your life as you face the complex legal system. Please contact a car accident attorney in Zephyr Cove at (775) 324-3380 to find out how we can help you every step of the way.
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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.