Reno, NV (June 27, 2019)
The Nevada Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle near Meadowood Mall on Wednesday, just before 7:00 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was turning right off of Meadowood Mall Way onto the Interstate 580 onramp when they struck the pedestrian.
Emergency responders and paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The local highway patrol reported that the pedestrian had the right of way, but the incident is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim during the healing process, and we hope for their quick and full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents In Nevada
Although not as common as multiple vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents can be just as fatal, if not more. As a pedestrian, there is a need to be extra vigilant near busy roads, even when one has the right of way. Drivers can be careless and distracted, and it only takes one second of lost focus to cause a serious injury or even death.
In 2018, over 300 deaths were reported on Nevada roadways, a 6.4% increase from 2017. The numbers of overall deaths on roads in the United States has decreased, but as demonstrated above, that does not mean accidents have stopped happening.
The Cottle Firm can help victims injured in a motor vehicle accident win back money lost due to medical and insurance bills. Our personal injury law firm has decades of legal experience and has helped thousands of clients.
Our Nevada law firm has won over a quarter of a billion dollars for our clients. We pride ourselves in the relationships we have forged with clients, attorneys, and judges. These relationships allow us to be a successful personal injury law firm.
Contact our firm today at 702-722-6111 if you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Nevada.
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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.