It is difficult to imagine the devastating effects of a serious or fatal car accident. That is the reality for family members of a 19-year-old man who died in a fatal crash while riding his motorcycle in Las Vegas. The driver of the other vehicle received a sentence on Dec. 9 for fleeing the scene of the motorcycle accident.
When people think of spinal cord injuries, it's generally assumed that the severe physical trauma that led to the injury was caused by something such as a car accident. But illnesses can also lead to serious spinal cord damage.
One of the most common causes of car accidents in Nevada and the rest of the country is careless driving. In today's fast-paced world, everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere. When driving is rushed, however, many people throw caution to the wind. Drivers roll through a stop sign, hurry through the yellow light or try to make a turn when oncoming cars are too close. So focused on their own agendas, these drivers often fail to consider how their negligence can affect others.
The Nevada Department of Transportation data shows that in the year 2012 there were 74 people who lost their lives in an accident in which alcohol played a contributing factor. The 2013 year has not yet come to a close, but there have already been 49 alcohol-related traffic deaths in the state.
Anyone who drove to work this morning in Reno or even looked out their window knows that we have been hit by a blustery winter storm. By 9:20 this morning, several accidents had already occurred near North McCarran Boulevard.