Reno, NV (August 23, 2019)
An 11-year-old was transported to a medical facility with life-threatening injuries after being involved in a bicycle accident in Reno. The injured victim was hit by a car at 1200 block of Berrum Ln. at around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22nd. According to police reports, the driver was traveling west on Berrum Ln. at the time of the crash.
The involved driver remained at the scene and cooperated with responding officials. Neither drugs nor alcohol were believed to have played a role in the crash. The cause of the accident is not yet known.
The crash is under investigation by the Major Accident Investigation Team. More details will be released in the future. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Cycling Crashes in Nevada
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 900 cyclist are killed in the United States in 2013. That same year, around 490,000 bike riders were seriously injured and taken to the emergency room. In Nevada, cyclist fatalities are on the rise.
A majority of bicycle crashes involve young children. Children are more vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries when struck by a car, even if they are wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Victims and their families should always protect their legal rights by calling an experienced Nevada bicycle injury lawyer.
Whenever someone close to you is injured due to another person’s negligence, it is often a frustrating time. The Cottle Firm has successfully recovered multi-million dollar settlements for our clients. Discuss your case with a qualified legal professional and give us a call 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 are 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. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.