Reno, NV (August 23, 2019)
According to officials from the Reno Police Department, a girl sustained critical injuries after being struck by a car in Reno, and a young boy was also injured. The crash happened in the early morning, and both Traner Middle School students were taken to a local hospital following the crash at around 7:15 a.m. Both injured parties are believed to be 12 years of age.
Both victims were using a designated crosswalk when they were struck by a vehicle traveling east on 9th St. Police reports indicated that all involved parties cooperated with the investigation, and it is not believed that intoxication was a factor in the crash. The roadway was closed following the crash until near 11:00 a.m.
An investigation is ongoing into the cause of the accident. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Nevada Pedestrian Accidents
Cities in Nevada have higher pedestrian fatality rates than others in the nation. Las Vegas experienced 92 pedestrian deaths in 2015, and statistics show these deaths are on the rise in the state. Many times, these accidents are caused by distracted drivers or poor road conditions.
Pedestrians are vulnerable to severe injuries when struck by a motor vehicle. Even when pedestrians practice safe road habits, accidents still happen. In some cases, victims are able to contact a Nevada pedestrian injury attorney in order to hold the at-fault party reliable.
The Cottle Firm has won millions for our clients. We believe in bringing responsible parties to justice for their role in a crash. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s negligence, contact our offices at 702-722-6111.
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