Sparks, NV – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train on I-80
Sparks, NV (February 19, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a motor vehicle accident in Washoe County on Friday morning. At around 6 a.m., on February 19, emergency crews were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 80.
Reports from authorities show that a pedestrian was struck by a train on tracks located near Interstate 80 and Vista Boulevard. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries as a result of this accident. The victim was subsequently declared deceased. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
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 Pedestrian Accidents in Nevada
Nevada, like most other states, remains proactive in protecting pedestrians and bicyclists traveling along our roads. Although laws are constantly enacted to guide travelers throughout the state, we continue to see innocent people victimized by careless and reckless drivers. Thousands of pedestrians are injured in collisions throughout our state each year. Although we would like to think that most victims make it out of their accidents uninjured, this is not always the case.
Every year, numerous people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents throughout Nevada. Many accidents are preventable, yet we continue to see the overwhelming consequences of distracted and reckless drivers. When victims lose their lives in pedestrian accidents, families are often left to grieve their unexpected loss. When pedestrians are killed in accidents caused by negligent drivers, their families should reach out to a Nevada wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with an effective, aggressive, and reputable legal team will help to ensure your family is in the best position to recover after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a negligent or reckless driver. Burg Simpson’s Nevada pedestrian accident attorney has extensive experience protecting the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our law firm is committed to helping those harmed rebuild their lives after having their loved ones taken away due to an accident. Our attorney has extensive resources, a nationwide reputation, and a proven track record of success helping victims and their families. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Nevada at 800-370-3970 or 702-553-1648 to explore legal options available for you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience to see how our team at BurgSimpson.com can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve after the unexpected loss of a loved one.
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