Zephyr Cove, NV (May 12, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a head-on collision that took place on a major roadway in Zephyr Cove on Wednesday night, May 11.
According to Douglas County officials, the accident happened at 9:35 p.m. on US-50. Police confirmed that two vehicles were traveling in the area when one lost control and ran into the other lane of traffic, causing them to collide head-on with one another. Both vehicles sustained immense head-on damages and were totaled. The vehicles had to be removed from the scene by fire crews.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A total of three patients were injured in the accident. The parties were taken to Barton Memorial Hospital for treatment, though their conditions are not known at this time.
The roadway was blocked on the highway near the area of the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center. Police quickly worked to clear the scene and all debris.
No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation into the collision at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Nevada
Car accidents have, unfortunately, been increasing on our roads throughout the state of Nevada over the years. Now, tens of thousands of people sustain serious injuries in these accidents every single year. Car accidents take on many forms but head-on collisions are known for being some of the most severe. Though only about 2% of car accidents are deemed head-on collisions, it is important to note that about 10% of these accidents lead to fatalities when they occur. If you have been hurt in a serious car accident that is not your fault, you should always know that you have options. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust during these difficult times.
Car accidents occur in the blink of an eye throughout Nevada, even when drivers are being as cautious as possible. After one of these severe accidents, a Zephyr Cove car accident attorney can be incredibly beneficial to you. An attorney will be able to help you show that the following aspects were present in your accident:
- A driver or multiple drivers owed a duty of care
- The duty of care was breached through negligent acts
- The breach in duty directly caused your accident
- Your accident led to verifiable damages
Every car accident is unique in its own way, which is why you should speak with a Zephyr Cove personal injury lawyer immediately.
Our attorneys at Coulter Harsh Law are here for you during one of the most difficult times in your life. We understand how overwhelming a car accident can be and offer our help and resources when you need them the most. Our attorneys are dedicated to your claim and will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Zephyr Cove at (775) 324-3380 for more information on how we can help you.
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Disclaimers: The legal team at Coulter Harsh Law are members of the local business community and is 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.