Many people in the Reno area probably realize that permanent paralysis is a common symptom of a spinal cord injury, whether the injury comes from a car accident, a workplace fall or some other incident.
An accident on U.S. Highway 50 claimed the life of a Silver Springs, Nevada man recently. As many of our readers may know, Silver Springs is about 45 miles from Reno.
It is important for any motorist to give plenty of space to the vehicles behind which they are traveling. In this respect, many drivers observe what often gets referred to as the two-second rule. In other words, when a car is following another car, it is best for the driver of the car behind to arrive at a designated landmark on the road, like a sign, at least two seconds after the preceding car passes it.
People in the Reno area who take a few moments to look at a truck can probably recognize that, if a trucker gets in to an accident, it is going to be a serious affair. Given that trucks are much larger and heavier than most of the vehicles around them, motorists in private passenger cars can quite easily suffer a fatal injury following a truck accident. This is true whether the collision happens on Nevada's interstates and principal highways and city streets.