Three Separate Reno Pedestrian Accidents Kill Two and Injure Two

A Reno man, 20, was killed in a pedestrian traffic accident, last week, on Thursday September 17th at approximately 9:30 p.m. The Reno automobile accident happened at the intersection of Crystal Ln and Clear Acre Ln. The Reno man killed in the accident, Shane Ortero was rushed to Renown Hospital but was later declared dead at the hospital. The tragic accident happened when a passenger car that was heading northward on Clearacre ran into Mr. Ortero who was in the road. The driver of the car stayed at the scene of the accident and is helping police with their investigation. Police tested the driver for for alcohol and drug intoxication but the driver passed these tests. Police have asked anyone in the public with information on the accident to contact them


Another Northern Nevada pedestrian crash happened the same day when a man was killed in Carson City. The accident happened just before 3:00 p.m. on September 17th, a Thursday. The accident happened in the 100 block of Hot Springs Rd. The man in the accident, 71, was caught under the car that hit him, witnesses to the accident were able to extricate the man before rescue personnel made it to the scene. The man was attempting to cross the street in a crosswalk when the accident happened. The driver who hit the pedestrian, a 68-year old man, was driving of a pickup truck. The driver, 68, was ticketed for not stopping for a pedestrian in a crosswalk and was not cited for driving while intoxicated. The man hurt in the crash was taken by helicopter to Renown hospital, however, he later passed away from his injuries.
Finally, on Friday September 25th two young children were injured in a Washoe County car collision. The accident happened at Mae Anne Ave & Avenda de Landa. The two people hurt in the accident were aged 7 and 10 years old and were in a crosswalk at the time of the crash that happened just before 9:00 a.m. The two kids were rushed to Renown Hospital and their injuries were considered no life threatening although one of the children did suffer a significant concussion. The driver of the car that hit the children received a citation in the accident. The driver complained of being blinded by the sun just before the accident happened. Police tested the driver for alcohol and drug intoxication but the driver passed those tests.

Man Convicted In 2014 Reno DUI Automobile Accident

A Reno man, Michael Todd, 52, has been convicted of drunk driving in Reno, Nevada, causing the death of a teenager in a Reno automobile accident. Mr. Todd received a sentence of 20-years in jail for the death of a high school student, 16. The accident happened on June 13th last year. The 16-year old, a boy, was riding his bicycle on Seneca Dr. before the Lemmon Valley car crash. The accident happened around 9:00 p.m. In addition to being intoxicated at the time of the crash, investigators determined that Mr. Todd was also speeding and lost control of his vehicle before veering into oncoming traffic and striking the 16-year old bicyclist.


At the scene of the Washoe County vehicle collision, police found a bottle of Jack Daniels that had been allegedly thrown away by Mr. Todd. Police also estimate that Mr. Todd’s blood alcohol level when the accident happened was 0.159. The teenager who was killed in the accident had just finished his sophomore year in high school.


Mr. Todd entered a guilty plea in the accident in July. He was sentenced in the Washoe County Courthouse by Judge Stiglich on August 21st. Mr. Todd will have parole eligibility after he has served 8 years of his prison sentence.


In the Silver State, drunk driving deaths amount to just over 30% of all traffic deaths. In 2012, 82 Nevadans died from accidents that included alcohol use. Of those 82 people, 9 were under 21 years of age. If you are convicted of a DUI death, you will could be subject to as short as two years in prison and a prison sentence as long as 20 years. That conviction will also cost you somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000 in fines. DUI penalties increase the more intoxicated you are. If your blood alcohol is as high as 0.15 your chances of being in an accident increase substantially.
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Two Injured In Reno Automobile Accident When Car Slams Into Home

An early morning car crash into a home in Reno resulted in significant property damage but amazingly, no injuries to innocent people. This accident was the second Reno automobile accident where a car plowed into a home in little over a month. The owner of the house hit by the car was sleeping at the time of the accident but was unhurt. There were two in the car at the time of the accident, a man and a woman. The man in the accident was arrested for driving while intoxicated and the woman who was riding in the car was rushed to the hospital due to injuries in the Washoe County car crash. The arrested driver in the accident also was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.


The accident was the result of a police chase when they saw a car they suspected that a drunk driver was behind the wheel of. The behavior that drew police attention to the driver was reckless driving and repeated u-turns.  When police tried to pull over the car, it sped away and into an area of single family homes. Police then came upon the car after it had slammed into the home in the accident. The accident happened on Kirman Ave. in Reno, in an area where a number of the neighborhood’s residents note that many do drive very fast on. The accident happened just before two in the morning on August 10th, a Monday.
The earlier Northern Nevada vehicle collision with a home occurred in Late June. In that tragic accident, two young children were killed. The man who slammed into the house was 66 years old. The accident happened near 1400 Princess St., near the cross street of Vasser. The mother of the two kids was not harmed in the accident. Investigations and witnesses have learned that the driver of the SUV was traveling at a speed over 60 miles per hour at the time of the crash. The driver has cooperated with Reno police in the investigation. The name of the 66-year old driver in the June accident was released by police. His name is Sheldon Berg. Prior to the accident, Mr. Berg’s license had been suspended six times. Mr. Berg’s license suspensions, which started in 2002, were not due to felony or misdemeanor convictions. Mr. Berg’s license suspensions have been for a number of reasons over the year, including failing to comply and for reasons requested by a doctor.