DUI Rollover Crash Kills Two in Northern Nevada

Another horrible T-bone rollover crash in Nevada left two people dead over the weekend. This vehicle accident, a suspected DUI crash in Reno, happened in the evening on Saturday. The accident occurred in the Glendale Park area, at the big intersection of Rock Boulevard and Mill Street. Early reports from police indicate that a little past eight o’clock in the evening a vehicle blew through a red light as it was heading in the northern direction on Rock Boulevard. That vehicle, the one which allegedly ran the red light, struck another in the intersection, t-boning it and causing it to roll off of the road and into the undeveloped land there. The two passengers of this vehicle died right there on the side of the road, according to Reno Police. According to one of the news reports on this Nevada DUI rollover death,

“The man who ran the red light was transported to a nearby hospital . . . his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Officials said the man showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, and they expect he will be booked into the Washoe County Jail for two counts of DUI causing death when he is released from the hospital.

The suspect driver is still in the hospital, according to Monday’s statement, and he will be identified once he is released.

The Reno Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash. They are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2115 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. People can also submit a tip at www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) using the keyword ‘SW.’”

Crashes like this have made the news too much in recent weeks, with DUI crashes in Nevada taking the lives of people in Reno, Sparks, Las Vegas, and more. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law know we can’t bring loved ones back, and can’t take away the pain of losing them. But we also know that worrying about medical bills and funeral costs and the costs of missing work to grieve at this terrible time is just a bridge too far. Benson & Bingham’s lawyers look for all the ways to help lighten your load in this terrible time – it’s why we do what we do. We choose to do this work not because it’s easy or “fun” but because we can make a difference in the lives of people facing one of the worst things that a family or individual can face: the unexpected death of a loved one. Find out if Benson & Bingham can help you by contacting us today for a free, no obligation consultation.

Woman Seriously Injured in Lake Tahoe Boating Accident

Boating accidents in Nevada are unfortunately not uncommon. From the stunning vistas of Lake Tahoe to the party destination of Lake Mead, and everywhere in between, there is plenty of opportunity to be injured by a boat in Nevada. If no two car accident in Nevada are alike, no two boating accidents are, either. Sometimes they can be pretty straightforward, for sure. A boats pilot or captain not paying attention or obeying wake (speed) limits or right of ways, a drunk person operating a boat, etc. Then there are the more complicated ones, like a recent one in Lake Tahoe. Somehow a woman suffered serious injuries when her legs became entangled in the boat’s propellers. The woman was said to be in the midst of a fun outing, being pulled behind the boat on a tube, when the incident occurred. According to reports, she was in the process of climbing out of the water and onto the boat when somehow she got into the propellers. There was also reportedly some problems with the calls for help where search and rescue operations did not know where to find the woman and the boat and people she was with. She was not conscious, according to the first responders, when they arrived. However, they took her via Medivac helicopter to a hospital in Reno, and she was alive but still in a “serious” condition.

With Lake Mead’s proximity to Las Vegas, the area also has its share of boating accidents. Boat Safety is always an issue that often times is ignored. In addition, boating accidents occur quite frequently in the summer months. Many boaters die not only from carelessness, but reckless drunk driving and other boaters not paying attention.

Liability is usually easy to prove with boat accidents, but insurance coverage seems to be the biggest issue. Boat and watercraft coverage is becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain. Boats that run aground or malfunction can cause horrific damages. It is important that your attorney look into all avenues of recovery including the United States National Park Service. Contact Benson & Bingham for a free consultation if you’re injured in a boating accident in Nevada. Our top watercraft attorneys know the ins and outs of water law, which can be tricky. Benson & Bingham will explain your legal rights, and then it’s up to you – our initial consultation is free and is no obligation.