Tonopah, Nevada (June 26, 2019)
UPDATE: The Nevada Highway Patrol has issued a statement confirming details regarding the fatal accident that occurred on US-95 at Esmerelda County mile marker 98, which resulted in one death and one injury on Tuesday night.
The injured party was flown to a hospital. While the injuries were reported to be major, it is said that this individual is looking like they will recover.
According to investigators, one driver tried to pass another and ended up hitting an oncoming car head-on. There were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time. The driver of the car being passed was not one of the parties involved in the incident.
The identities of the victims have not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim as well as the family of the deceased.
Fatal Automobile Accidents In Nevada
In the State of Nevada in 2017, there were 303 fatal crashes, according to SaferAmerica Consumer Safety Information. While most crashes occur in and around the urban areas of Las Vegas and Reno, there are plenty that transpires in other areas of the state. It is always important to ensure that you are engaging in safe driving practices, including using your turn signals and making sure you have enough room to pass another driver on the road. This should especially critical when you have to enter the opposing lane to pass.
The Nevada car accident attorneys at the Cottle Firm are here to help you when you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault or if you are a family member of a loved one who suffered a fatal crash. Our team of Las Vegas motor vehicle accident attorneys will work hard on your behalf to ensure you obtain the highest dollar amount for your compensation. Nevada has a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim. Don’t wait to speak with one of our resourceful Las Vegas personal injury attorneys today at 702-722-6111.
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At The Cottle Firm, we are proud and active members of the local community, and we strive to improve the lives of everyone in the state of Nevada. We are devastated by these accidents but hope that by bringing awareness to them, we can better protect our communities and prevent these accidents from occurring in the future. These stories not a solicitation for business, and the information included within should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope all those injured a quick recovery and our hearts go out to the friends and families of lost loved ones.