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Reno, NV – One Killed in Car Crash on Mount Rose Highway near Douglas Fir Dr

By Burg Simpson
August 9, 2021
4 min read

Reno, NV (August 9, 2021) – One person has lost their life after a motor vehicle accident on Friday evening in the Reno area. At around 5:56 p.m., on August 6, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a traffic-related incident on Mount Rose Highway.

Reports from local authorities indicate that a collision between vehicles blocked Mount Rose Highway in the area of Douglas Fir Drive. The head-on collision involved two vehicles, both of which caught on fire following the incident. The Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and battled the blaze as crews tended to victims. One person sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was declared deceased at the scene. At this time, the incident 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 Car Accidents in Reno, Nevada

Every year, thousands of motorists and passengers are harmed in collisions across the state of Nevada. These automobile accidents often force injured parties into area hospitals for emergency medical attention. Although there are many treatment options available for those hurt, there is never a guarantee that they will completely recover. In fact, countless crash victims are forced to deal with permanent disabilities and pain and suffering. Although we hope that all injured parties involved in motor vehicle crashes are able to recover from their injuries, this is far from the truth.

Although we often take various measures to ensure we act responsibly behind the wheel, there is no way to guarantee other drivers will do the same. As a result, many people end up passing away from crashes caused by motorists’ actions. Some of the most common causes of collisions include distracted or impaired drivers, drivers who fail to yield the right of way, and those who act negligently while behind the wheel. When victims lose their lives in crashes, due to the actions of other drivers, their families should seek assistance from a trusted wrongful death attorney in Nevada as soon as possible.

Our Nevada auto accident attorneys at Burg Simpson have argued thousands of cases over the past 40-years to ensure families get justice after losing loved ones. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they are able to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Our team is dedicated to helping families rebuild their lives after losing loved ones and move forward in the best way imaginable.

Our team takes great pride in helping grieving families hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. We strive to help change peoples’ lives for the better by providing aggressive and effective legal representation to them after enduring a tragic loss.

Contact our personal injury attorneys in Nevada at 800-370-3970 or 702-553-1648 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you. By scheduling a free consultation at your earliest convenience, we can discuss the circumstances of your loved one’s crash to help you get the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

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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