Reno, NV – Pedestrian Struck by Train near Barnett Way
Reno, NV (February 8, 2021) – A pedestrian was left severely injured following an accident on the Reno-Sparks border. On February 7, emergency crews in Reno were called to the scene of a crash on Barnett Way.
Reports from the Reno Police Department show that at around 9:50 a.m., a 60-year-old male was walking near the area of Barnett Way, by the old Nevada Division of Motor Vehicles building at the intersection of Galletti Way, when he was struck by a Union Pacific train. The man sustained severe injuries. The injured pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital for medical assistance. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured in life-altering automobile collisions across the United States. These accidents often force people into local hospitals for emergency medical attention. Although there are many treatment options available for victims, there is never a guarantee that victims will completely recover. In fact, many victims are forced to deal with permanent disabilities and endless pain and suffering. Victims who sustain injuries in collisions caused by negligent and reckless drivers can benefit significantly by working with a team of knowledgeable and aggressive accident lawyers in Nevada after being harmed in collisions.
Victims deserve a fighting chance to get justice after being harmed in preventable collisions. The fact that we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized each year due to the reckless and negligent actions of others is alarming. Victims can work with a reputable attorney to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. Not only does pursuing legal options provide victims with the resources they need to move forward, but it sets precedence for other drivers to let them know that they should maintain control of their vehicles and take proactive measures to prevent harming people sharing the road. An attorney can work with you to determine what legal options are possible for your claim moving forward.
Nevada personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are dedicated to helping accident victims rebuild their lives and move forward in the best way possible. We strive to provide aggressive, comprehensive, and effective legal representation to ensure victims have the best chances of recovering after being injured in accidents caused by reckless and negligent drivers. Our team has decades of experience handling a variety of case types surrounding both personal injury and wrongful death incidents throughout the state. Our resources, nationwide reputation, and proven track record of success with helping victims and their families recover demonstrates the level of commitment our attorneys have for every client we work with. If you were injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Nevada at 800-370-3970 or 702-553-1648 to see how we can help you.
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