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Elko, NV - Off-Duty Officer Struck by Drunk Driver at Ruby Vista Dr & Sequoia Dr

Elko, NV - Off-Duty Officer Struck by Drunk Driver at Ruby Vista Dr & Sequoia Dr

Elko, NV (December 22, 2023) - An off-duty police officer was hurt after he was hit by a car while walking a dog in the Elko area on Wednesday, December 20. The crash was reported at the corner of Ruby Vista Drive and Sequoia Drive late that evening. Local reports revealed that 42-year-old Oscar J. Hanes of Idah Falls, Idaho was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck when he hit the pedestrian and the dog.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. Hanes was arrested by responding officials for charges of driving under the influence. At this time, no updates on the condition of the injured party have been provided, and the identity of the victim has been withheld. No further information is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.

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

Pedestrian Crashes in Nevada

In a booming city like Reno or Elko, walking can be a great way to get around, but it also increases your chance of getting hit by a car. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise throughout the country. A total of 387 people lost their lives in 376 recorded fatal pedestrian accidents in Nevada last year. Almost 90 percent of pedestrian fatalities in the state occurred on city streets. The majority of deadly pedestrian crashes in the state occur in Clark County.

If you or a loved one gets hurt while walking on or near a road, there is a strong chance of serious injuries. Pedestrians lack protection from the full force of an impact, and they are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic injuries in collisions. If you were injured while crossing the street, you must make sure you follow all the required actions to maximize your recovery. It is well known that serious or even fatal injuries from pedestrian accidents can result in high medical costs and other losses.

It is your responsibility to uphold your legal rights as a pedestrian. You have the same right to use the road as anybody else in the state. If you are injured while walking, you should speak with a knowledgeable lawyer who can defend your legal rights and make sure you get fair compensation.

It is important to know that you are not alone if you are hurt in a pedestrian collision. Our team of skilled lawyers is prepared to safeguard your legal interests and get you on the path to recovery. At every stage of the legal process, the attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. are here to support you and give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions regarding your future. Our Elko pedestrian crash lawyers are prepared to start working on your case so you can concentrate on getting better. Give our offices a call at 775-227-2280 to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer.

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