Thinking about the possible dangers that could befall one out on our roads and highways, what comes to mind? One big danger is semi-trucks, and other commercial trucks that can be involved in truck accidents. Truck accidents cause serious injuries or even death to Reno motor-vehicle drivers and their passengers. While the event itself is terrifying enough, it generally does not end there. Serious injuries can negatively affect a person's life for years and in different ways.
Nevada is a great state for motorcycles. The long stretches of straight, flat roads in the desert before one hits the mountains can be great for cruising bikes. The natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada range makes riding through that part of the state with an unobstructed 360-degree view a delightful experience. Unfortunately, for some, driving a motorcycle through Nevada is their last experience. Because of the lack of safety features on motorcycles, crashes lead to serious injuries or death.
Several weeks ago, we discussed some of the statistics with regard to spinal cord injuries in the United States. Readers may remember that over 11,000 new spine injuries occur, on average, each year in the U.S. and that over one-quarter of one million people are currently living with the effects of such injuries. You may also recall that many of the victims of spine injuries are younger people, and they also happen to be disproportionately male.
May 8, 2017 - Suzanne Potter, Public News Service (NV)
Nevada residents like their cars. Like many people in the U.S., especially those in Western states, many Nevadans see their motor vehicles as a symbol of freedom and independence. They can also be an extension of a driver's personality, from the sleek, fast sports car, to the dependable battered pick-up truck. Unfortunately, this penchant for hitting the roads comes with a price; with more vehicles driving around, there is a larger chance of a Nevada resident being involved in a car crash.