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.