We have a sad update in the recent story of a Reno fatal pedestrian accident. The update is just that: that this accident has officially gone from an injury accident to a fatality. The accident occurred Thursday night. Initial news reports have the fatal pedestrian accident in Washoe County taking place at the intersection of Peckham Lane and Kietzke Lane. However, the news reports also indicate that the woman may not have been in a crosswalk at the time, leading us to think she might not have been exactly at the intersection.
It’s also quite possible that these initial news reports of this Northern Nevada fatal pedestrian accident are incorrect. We see this not infrequently with fatal pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas as well as in the Reno area: initial news reports come in, investigative teams are sent out, and initial determinations are reversed. Sometimes it take a lawyer investigating on your behalf. And while the woman who was hit and killed may in fact not have been in a marked crosswalk, that’s not the end of the story, either. If the other driver was speeding, or had enough alcohol in his or her system to be charged with DUI in Nevada, or any number of other possible scenarios and circumstances, it’s quite possible that the accident could still be the fault of the driver, not the pedestrian. The Major Accident Investigation Team of the Reno Police Department is said to be investigating the accident. Though they don’t initially believe alcohol or drugs to have been a factor, only time will tell – those types of early indicators also have a way of being reversed.
If you find yourself affected by a horrible situation like this – either a loved one is killed, or you’re injured in a pedestrian accident – you need to speak with a lawyer right away. Top lawyers like we have at Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law offer free consultations so you don’t have to worry about out of pocket expenses for an initial consultation. We want to hear from you, and give you an opportunity to speak with us and learn your legal rights. Benson & Bingham also know from experience that the sooner you call us, the better chance we have of making sure an investigation is done correctly and while the evidence is fresh, which can help us get you the coverage and compensation you need following any type of accident in Northern Nevada.