Highway Patrol officers are on the lookout for a driver who was involved in a deadly Reno motorcycle accident that happened in early July. NHP suspect that a Subaru WRX hit a Reno man, Stephen Hobbs, 51, while he was riding his motorcycle. The accident happened just after noon on Saturday, July 11th in the vicinity of the Cold Springs off ramp on Highway 395. Mr. Hobbs was travelling Northward on Interstate 395 in the same direction as the Subaru WRX was headed. In the accident, the Subaru hit the motorcycle in the Washoe County motorbike crash. Mr. Hobbs was thrown from his motorcycle in the accident, and was rushed to Renown hospital with injuries that were considered critical. He was taken to the hospital by helicopter. Mr. Hobbs later passed away at Renown Hospital. Mr. Hobbs, a California corrections officer, was driving a KTM motorcycle at the time of the accident.
Investigators are thinking that the Subaru WRX in the accident was from 2010. The Japanese built vehicle may have damage to the right front (passenger) fender and side. NHP have leads that the Subaru is painted silver and the license plates on the car are of the Nevada sunset variety. The Cold Springs sports bike collision is being investigated as a road rage accident.
Road rage is considered a significant factor in automobile accidents across the United States. 2/3rds of all US traffic deaths are the result of driving aggressively and just over 1/3rd of aggressive driving accidents have a gun involved. Statistics show that men under 19 are the biggest demographic in road rage accidents. The term road rage was coined by a Los Angeles television station when multiple highway shooting accidents happened on LA freeways. Road rage is defined as when a traffic accident happens when multiple road infractions occur that endanger or harm people or property. Half of all drivers report that they respond to aggressive driving with aggressive actions on their own. Those behaviors include rude gestures, tailgating and even horn honking. In seven years, over 12,000 people were injured in road rage incidents and approximately 220 people were killed. Even more frightening, 2% of drivers admit to attempting to drive someone off the road.
If you have been hurt in an accident that is no fault of your own, Las Vegas personal injury attorneys Benson and Bingham can assist you in recovering financially from the collision.
The NHP said that on Tuesday July 21st, a man from Reno died when his truck was in a single car rollover accident. The accident happened near the McCarran Blvd. exit on Interstate 80. Police have stated that their investigation shown that the 2002 Ford truck, driven by Nathanael Miccile, 22, was going east on Interstate 80 towards Reno and Sparks. Mr. Miccile attempted to exit the highway on the McCarran Blvd off ramp and began to lose control of the Ford pickup. As Mr. Miccile tried to get control of his truck, he ended up over correcting and the truck entered a not paved part of the onramp. After being in the unpaved section, he hit a warning marker and a roadsign as the truck rolled onto the righthand side. The truck continued out of control eventually resting in W. McCarran Blvd’s median. Mr. Miccile was thrown from the pickup truck and was unfortunately declared dead at the scene of the Reno truck accident.
There was also a passenger in the truck at the time of the accident,Reno resident Woodrow Wood, 24. Mr. Wood was rushed to the hospital with injuries that were not considered deadly. Neither Mr. Wood or Mr. Miccile were wearing seatbelts at the time of the Washoe County pickup crash. The police investigation also has revealed that there was alcohol involved in the accident.
The Northern Nevada vehicle accident close the westward lane on Interstate 80 as well as the McCarran Blvd off ramp from the highway. The crash caused the lane and exit closures to last for approximately three hours. Nevada Highway Patrol are also asking any witnesses to the accident to please contact the NHP.
One of the major factors in accidents in Nevada and the United States are driving while intoxicated. DUI accidents are wholly preventable accidents. Instead of driving while intoxicated, you can take a taxicab, walk or take public transportation. Another way to avoid drunk driving is simply to designate one individual in a group as a non-drinker. This non-drinker often is given free soft drinks from bars and clubs.
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The death of a Reno woman from domestic violence was solved by police due to a Reno automobile accident. the woman who died was Reno resident Angelica Hood, 23. Ms. Wood’s Husband, 32-year old, Dempsey Hood of Reno, was placed in Reno jail in the incident. Mr. Hood’s charges are assaulting a protected person, domestic battery and battery causing harm. Police were called to the scene of a Washoe County car crash at Sun Valley Blvd and Highland Ranch Pkwy. The driver in the accident was on foot when police tracked him down. At the same time, police had gone to the couple’s address in response to a call about an injured woman. The call was just after 10 a.m. on Saturday on Centennial Wy. Police quickly tied the two incidents together.
Mrs. Hood was rushed to a local Reno hospital after the assault but later died from her wounds. In addition to the charges Mr. Hood faces in his wife’s death, he is also charged with not stopping at an accident, resisting arrest, and reckless driving.
A Reno man, 27, died on Friday July 31st in an accident in the vicinity of Virginia Lake. The mzan, Alejandro Sandoval was rushed to Renown Hospital but eventually succumbed to his injuries. The accident happened at Watt St. and Country Club Dr. It occurred around 8 a.m. on the 31st. The accident happened when Stephen Christie, 27, ran a stop sign. Mr. Christie is not cooperating with police and was arrested by police for outstanding warrants and is currently in the jail of Washoe County.
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