Reno, NV (July 6, 2020) – Authorities have now released the identity of the man who was killed in motorcycle crash with another vehicle on Friday, July 3rd. According to the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim has been identified as 40-year-old Cody McDowell, of Sparks.
Officers with the Reno Police Department said that McDowell was operating a Triumph motorcycle when he collided with a GMC Yukon at the intersection of North Virginia Street and McCarren Boulevard. Emergency crews responded to the crash and pronounced McDowell deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Yukon remained at the crash site and was reported to have cooperated with authorities. The exact cause of the collision is still under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Cody McDowell at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada
An overwhelming total of about 1,040 motorcycle accidents in Nevada was reported to authorities in 2010, alone. According to statistics, motorcyclists are around 27 times more likely to die as the result of a collision than those in other types of vehicles. During such a time, it is crucial for all victims and bereaved families to understand their rights in the moments following a serious accident.
The Nevada accident attorneys at the Richard Harris Law Firm realize that there is often nothing more difficult than recovering from a sudden accident. We believe that all negligent parties who trigger the unjust suffering of other people must be held fully liable for their behavior, and we are ready to go to work on your behalf. If you have been hurt or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of the victim, please contact our Nevada motorcycle accident attorneys at (702) 444-4444 today.
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