Sparks, NV (August 3, 2020) – This past Saturday night, a fatal pedestrian crash took place at an intersection in Sparks that took the life of one individual.
The collision occurred at the intersection of Pyramid Way and Los Altos Parkway at approximately 10:00 p.m. on August 1. Few details are known at the present time about the details of the crash. It is believed that a pedestrian who was walking through the intersection was fatally struck by a passing vehicle. How and why the incident occurred is still being investigated by local authorities.
No one involved in the crash has been identified at this time.
The intersection was closed off to travelers in the area while police conducted a preliminary investigation into the details of the wreck. It has since been reopened with regular traffic restored.
No other details are available at this time. An investigation by law enforcement is underway.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable travelers on the road at any given time. A fatal Nevada pedestrian accident occurs approximately once every 88 minutes, making pedestrian accidents an unfortunately common occurrence in the Silver State. This makes Nevada one of the more dangerous states for pedestrian travel.
Drivers in Nevada have been ranked as some of the worst drivers in the country. According to a statistical traffic study, Nevada drivers are estimated to be involved in a crash approximately once every eight years and are 21% more likely to be involved in an injury crash than drivers in other states.
Many questions often arise after you or a loved one are involved and injured in a catastrophic traffic accident. In most cases, injured accident victims are faced with debilitating pain that has a negative impact on their emotional and physical well-being. This pain can be exacerbated when their injuries were caused by another person’s negligence. Depending on the severity of the collision, an injured accident victim could be faced with towering medical bills and various damages and losses.
Our legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm is able to successfully protect the rights of traffic accident victims injured by negligence by providing them with invaluable legal advice, representation, and sought-after results regarding financial compensation. Contact our law firm to file a personal injury claim in Nevada in order to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries in the event that you were injured in an accident caused by negligence.
In worst-case scenarios, the injuries suffered by pedestrians in pedestrian crashes are too severe and they end up losing their lives. This leaves their families not only devastated but potentially financially burdened with the residual costs from medical bills and funeral costs. If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person on the road, contact a skilled and compassionate Nevada wrongful death attorney who will be able to assist you in moving forward financially.
Our experienced legal team at Richard Harris Law Firm has been providing injured accident victims and their families with just compensation for their injuries and losses for the past four decades. We are here to assist you through your accident aftermath however we can. Contact our personal injury law firm today. You can call (702) 444-4444 to speak with an experienced car accident attorney regarding your case.
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