Reno, NV (November 17, 2023) - At least one person was hurt following a traffic accident in the Reno area on Thursday, November 16. The accident took place at the intersection of S. Wells Avenue and E. 2nd Street at around 5:31 p.m. There were confirmed injuries at the scene, and the injured parties were provided immediate aid by responding paramedics. Ambulances were on hand to transport the crash victims requiring additional support to local hospitals.
At this time, no updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided. The vehicles involved sustained significant damage, and the resulting wreckage blocked the roadway for several hours. Tow trucks were needed to clear the debris and reopen the road to outside traffic. No additional information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Nevada Distracted Driving Crashes
Driver distraction is quickly becoming the leading contributor to car accidents across the country. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 324,000 collisions caused by driver distraction in 2020 alone. The largest category of fatal victims in these accidents were from the ages 15 to 20, making up nearly 7 percent of these deaths.
There is only so much that can be done to prevent a serious car accident from taking place. When a driver is doing something such as checking their phone or talking to another passenger, they are at risk of causing a serious collision. You can travel the length of an entire football field in the time it takes to send a single text. This shows just how dangerous it is to take your focus off the road. Unfortunately, far too many drivers in Nevada engage in these types of negligent behaviors behind the wheel on a daily basis.
You may not be sure of what needs to be done in order to pursue a claim following a serious collision. It is important that you partner with an attorney with years of experience handling these types of claims to ensure you are able to make a complete recovery. You do not want to leave covering your damages to chance. You need to be sure that everything is done to maximize your compensation and start your claim on the strongest footing possible.
You need to know that you are not alone after a life-changing car accident. A Reno car crash lawyer can help you navigate the complicated claims process and fight for your fair and full compensation. The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to help you during this difficult time and ensure that the at-fault party is brought to justice. If you want to get to work on your case, we are here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call today at 775-227-2280.