Car accidents can strike at the least expected moment; many Reno residents have discovered this unfortunate reality. Early on a Monday morning, two vehicles collided that resulted in both drivers sustaining moderate injuries. However, there was one big difference between the two drivers. According to Reno police, one of the drivers is suspected of driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
If this is true, the driver could face charges for causing a drunk driving accident. According to reports, two vehicles crashed into each other at the intersection of Longley Lane and South Rock Boulevard. It occurred when one driver allegedly crossed over into the wrong travel lane, which is where that vehicle struck the other. Both drivers were hospitalized, including the driver who is suspected of being hit by a drunk driver.
Of course, a full investigation will follow an incident such as this. If the driver was found to have been impaired during the accident it may change how a personal injury suit would be handled by the prosecution. The injured party may decide that it is in their best interest to seek reparations for any damages caused to them by a negligent party. Medical expenses and property damage are often areas of concern for injured parties.
Luckily, no one was killed in this car accident. However, there isn't much margin for error between injuries and death when it comes to car accidents. It is best to avoid this type of situation at all costs. It seems that this accident could have potentially been avoided had one driver not gotten behind the wheel when intoxicated.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, "Police: 2 hospitalized in south Reno crash, driver possibly impaired," Marcella Corona, Oct. 26, 2015