A Reno automobile accident has resulted in the injury of a woman in South Reno. The accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, occurred when a Montana registered Grand Prix by Pontiac. The car, assumed to be manufactured in the late 1990s or early 2000s was eventually found by Reno police at 6p.m. Police eventually found the driver of the Pontiac at approximately 7:30 p.m. near Longley Lane. The Reno woman hurt in the hit and run accident in Washoe County was rushed to a local hospital and eventually released with minor injuries. Police have ticketed the hit and run driver with leaving the scene of an accident. News reports have not indicated if the accident was due to alcohol or other mind-altering drug.
The good news from the Nevada automobile hit and run accident was that the woman riding the bicycle was not hurt. Bicycle/automobile accidents are commonplace in the United States – in fact, for example, 726 people were killed in bicycle accidents in 2012. That’s almost two people every day that are killed in a bicycle accident. The 726 people killed showed a moderate increased in the number of bicycle deaths in 2011; there were 682 bicyclists killed that year. However, only 2% of the people killed in automobile accidents in 2012 were riding bicycles. While the number of bicyclist deaths are relatively low compared to other 2012 traffic fatalities, the number of people injured on bicycles in 2012 was 49,000. This was 1000 people more that were hurt in bicycle accidents in 2011 but 3000 less than those injured in 2010 (52,000).
While bicycle fatalities only account for 2% of the deaths due to accidents in the United States, only 1% of trips taken in the United States are on bicycles. There are many factors that lead to a bicycle accident including weather, the rider’s skill, motorists, road conditions, total time and distance bicycling, clothing worn by the rider, tinted windows, observance of traffic laws and even the use of alcohol and drugs by both the drivers of cars and bicycles.
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