Reno, NV (August 13, 2020) – Officers from the Reno Police Department have revealed new information pertaining to a car accident that took place at the intersection of Whitfield Way and Wedekind Road on the afternoon of Monday, August 10th.

According to a story published by a local news source, various emergency response agencies were dispatched to the scene of the accident. On their arrival, they learned that the driver of one of the cars involved in the collision trapped inside their vehicle and would require immediate extrication. 

Crash investigators with the Reno Police Department stated that police officers on the scene discovered that, for reasons that have yet to be determined, a sedan that was traveling eastbound along Wedekind Road suddenly swerved over the centerline, and collided with a minivan that was heading in the opposite direction.

All three of the sedan’s occupants were transported via ambulance to Renown Health and Hospital Network with injuries that were classified as life-threatening. 

The driver of the minivan was also transported to Renown Health and Hospital Network in an ambulance with injuries that were classified as minor.

Officials stated that the Major Accident Investigation Team also reported to the crash site to conduct a professional inquiry into cause and liability for the accident. Local law enforcement has stated that speed played a role in the critical accident but it is unclear at this time if driver impairment was also a factor.

The portion of Wedekind Road between Whitfield Way and Clear Acre Lane was closed off for quite a few hours but fully reopened to traffic at about 10:00 p.m. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Major Injury Accidents in Reno

Even though the average annual rate of car accidents in Nevada, with regard to every 100 million vehicle miles driven, has abated at a fairly steady pace during the past decade or so, it still has a place on the list of the 10 states with the highest rates of motor vehicle collisions throughout the United States. 

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, the Nevada car accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law are here to help. We have the skill and determination that you need in your corner to receive the full sum of the monetary recovery to which Nevada state law entitles you. 

With a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the state’s judicial system, our experienced car accident attorneys know how to the right way to construct a profitable Nevada personal injury case. We have worked hard to earn our esteemed reputation as one of the foremost law firms in the area and are proud of the valuable legal experience we have gained during the course of our careers.

If you were recently injured by the carelessness of another driver, then we firmly recommend that you meet with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling 702-444-4444 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your Nevada car accident claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.

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