Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Wrongful Death in Reno

The man responsible for the wrongful death of a Reno man following a hit and run accident last summer was recently sentenced to a prison term of 15 years. The sentencing occurred Tuesday, the accident in question took place last July. If a loved one is killed in an accident, or in any manner that is not their fault, this is a wrongful death in Northern Nevada. Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you if this tragic event happens in your life. We take care of the details, so you don’t have to worry, and can take the time to grieve and honor your loved one.

This horrible auto accident in the Reno area occurred when the driver of a sport utility vehicle struck a man who was riding his moped near the intersection of Northtowne Lane and North McCarran Boulevard in Reno. According to bystanders, the deceased was driving westbound when he was struck by the sport utility vehicle, thought to be possible a Toyota Tacoma or a Toyota 4-Runner (if it was a Tacoma, then with a camper shell), swerved out of its lane and struck the moped driven by the deceased. The sport utility vehicle carried or dragged the moped and rider for quite some distance, possible a hundred yards, before the moped and rider were dislodged. The driver, horribly, kept on going following this accident which led to a wrongful death in Reno.

The driver at fault took some time to be apprehended. Reno Police went so far as put out a description of the vehicle and driver, and ask people to call in with tips or clues if they saw anything resembling the sport utility vehicle that struck the moped rider. They made Secret Witness available, as well as a phone number that people could text in tips to, in addition to the Reno Police’s man number, and their Traffic Unit.

The driver responsible for this wrongful death in Washoe County was finally apprehended and, as early stated, convicted and received a 15 year sentence for his crimes.

Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help you if a loved one is killed in an accident that is not their fault. In this situation, you want to have time to spend with your family, honoring the memory of your loved one, and grieving. You want legal representation that you trust to take care of all the legal arrangements, someone who will communicate with you and treat you as person. We at Benson & Bingham pride ourselves on our customer service. That’s why our lawyers answer the phones themselves, not middle men to go through to contact the person who is taking care of you.

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