While Las Vegas pedestrian accidents have plagued Nevada’s largest city in 2012, the streets of Reno and the rest of Washoe County have been relatively safe this year. There are some Reno pedestrian deaths that defy explanation, however. On Monday, October 29th, an unidentified man ran across Interstate 80 in Reno near Rock Blvd. The man was struck and killed after being hit by a truck that was travelling within accepted speed limits on the highway.
The driver of the truck that hit the pedestrian running across the super highway is a Nevada Highway Patrol Officer. The officer, who was driving a personal vehicle, was tested at the scene for alcohol and drug intoxication, and was deemed to not have been driving under the influence. Due to a potential conflict of interest, the Nevada Highway Patrol has ceded jurisdiction over the accident, and it is now under investigation by the Reno Police Department. If you or a relative has been injured or killed in a Washoe County pedestrian accident, the Nevada personal injury attorneys of NV-Attorney can represent you in your case.
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Yet another incident of driving while intoxicated has resulted in yet another Northern Nevada wrongful death and a 19-year old man is accused of Nevada DUI. The accident which occurred in November 2011 in Galena, happened when Justin Sigstad crashed his Ford F-250 on Douglas Fir Dr. just near Mt. Rose Hwy. One teen was seriously injured in the crash and 17-year old Bryce Conway was killed. It is unknown why no arrests have been made until this late date. If you have lost a relative to Washoe County wrongful death accident, contact Nv-attorney.com to begin your personal injury case today.
Mr. Sigstad has been charged with a Reno DUI causing death, causing harm while driving under the influence, reckless driving and being a minor possessing alcohol. This is not Mr. Sigstad’s first brush with the law, or even first scrape for alcohol issues. In August, Mr. Sigstad was charged with being under 21 and possessing alcohol. In April 2011, Mr. Sigstag was charged with drug paraphernalia possession, marijuana possession and contributing to another minor’s delinquency. Records show that at the time of the April arrest, Mr. Sigstad was on juvenile probation. If you have lost a relative due to a Reno DUI accidents, the personal injury attorneys at NV-Attorney can help with your case.
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