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Elko, NV – Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Mountain City Highway

October 15, 2020 | 3 min read
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Elko, NV (October 15, 2020) – An auto accident reported in the Elko area claimed one man’s life on Saturday afternoon. On October 10, the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident on Mountain City Highway.

According to reports, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 64-year-old man was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle south on the Mountain City Highway when his vehicle collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck near mile marker 37. The rider was fatally injured in the accident. Crews arrived at the scene of the accident and immediately declared the victim deceased. The driver of the Dodge was not injured in the accident. At this time, investigations are underway with the Northern Command East Multi-disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Nevada

Although more than 3,160 motorcycle crashes result in injuries each year in Nevada, more than 150 victims end up losing their lives. Although these vehicles account for nearly 1% of all traffic on roads across the country, riders are victims in nearly 15% of all traffic fatalities annually across the United States. Motorcycle accidents involving multiple vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to the impact of other vehicles in collisions, to begin with. Being struck by multiple vehicles dramatically increases the chances of suffering from fatal injuries. Losing a loved one tragically and unexpectedly can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives.

When victims lose their lives in collisions, families are often left to deal with unbearable mental and emotional consequences. Many families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, deal with lost earnings, and suffer emotional and mental consequences. The truth in the matter is that most families are not prepared to deal with the impacts that losing a loved one in a sudden and unexpected accident brings. For this reason, our state provides various legal avenues that families can take to obtain compensation to help alleviate the costs they face as they move forward. When families lose loved ones in motorcycle accidents, due to the negligence of others, they should reach out to a Nevada wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

Over the past four decades, the Nevada motorcycle accident lawyers at Burg Simpson Law Firm have fought aggressively to protect the legal rights of families throughout the state who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our attorneys strive to help those harmed moved forward in the best way imaginable after a life-altering collision. If your loved one lost their life in a motorcycle accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact our Nevada personal injury law firm at 800-370-3970 or 702-553-1648 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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