Car accidents involving pedestrians in Reno, and any major city (or any city at all, for that matter), are common. This unfortunate truth is well known. Pedestrian accidents occur with some frequency around school zones, unfortunately, as those areas are more prone to people or young children darting out in front of cars, and there are just more pedestrians in those areas in general, meaning an even greater likelihood that a driver who is not paying attention would strike someone with their vehicle. Pedestrian accidents in school zones don’t just occur, however, during school hours or times surrounding school hours. The increased number of sidewalks and crosswalks in those areas make them especially attractive to people looking to cross the street. However, outside of school hours, vehicles aren’t bound by the slower, school zone speed limit, which means they might have a harder time seeing a pedestrian, especially at night. Such may have been the case with a recent vehicle and pedestrian accident in Reno. If you’re injured in a pedestrian or vehicle accident in Reno, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help – call us today for a free consultation.
The recent pedestrian vs. car accident in Reno occurred just a few days ago. Last Friday, September the 20th, a little before 8 o’ clock in the evening, a 36 year old woman was struck by a vehicle in front of Hug High School. This was on Sutro Street, and very little else was known at last check. The woman was brought to the hospital in very bad condition, unresponsive, even, per information from REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority). This vehicle accident in Washoe County prompted the Major Accident Investigation Team to have to come to the place of the accident. The street had to be closed off as well. Pedestrian accidents occur like this in Las Vegas, as well, with such alarming frequency that they have a similar focus on major accidents and school zones. It was not known if speed or driving under the influence in Nevada played a role in the accident.
If you’re injured in a car accident in Northern Nevada, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Our lawyers are experienced in this type of personal injury law, and can get you the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, and cover all that you might have lost personally and professionally. Call our top-notch accident attorneys at Benson & Bingham today for a free consultation.