On Monday, two men decided to take a break from Christmas Eve celebrations to take their dogs for a walk near the Boomtown Casino just west of Reno. As the two men and their dogs were walking an Amtrak train approached, scaring one of the dogs. The frightened dog ran onto the train tracks and in an attempt to save it, his owner ran onto the tracks and apparently got stuck or fell through the train trestle. The Reno man was then killed by the train, approaching at 40 M.P.H. was not able to stop. The man remained under the train for a significant period of time. If you have lost a relative in a Reno wrongful death accident, please go to NV-Attorney.com and contact us about your case.
Passengers on the train were delayed arriving in Reno for up to two hours and only learned of the reason for the delay after reading and hearing news reports. At some point during the delay a small fire started under one of the passenger cars. In November, Washoe County pedestrian wrongful deaths had risen to 7, which was equal to the number of pedestrian accidents in 2011. Since Reno and Washoe County are significantly smaller than Clark County, the total pedestrian deaths in the Northern portion of the state were significantly smaller than 2012’s Las Vegas pedestrian accident totals.
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