Despite the ongoing efforts to reduce drunk driving, motorists in Nevada and elsewhere still decide to get behind the wheel after they have consumed alcohol. Wen a driver is over the legal limit, he or she presents grave risks to other travelers on the roadways. This could result in a serious and even fatal car accident.
Despite valiant efforts by local law enforcement and nonprofit organizations, drunk driving remains a problem in the Reno area. It practically goes without saying that these intoxicated motorists pose a serious risk to other drivers. When a drunk driver causes an accident, the results are usually tragic. Victims can be left with catastrophic injuries, disability, and death. Victims of drunk driving accidents, as well as surviving family members of those killed in these wrecks, should carefully consider whether legal action is in their best interests.
Drunk driving remains a serious hazard on Nevada roads, but it can be helpful to reflect on how the problem has changed over the years.
A pedestrian was seriously injured recently as she was crossing a Reno street after she was struck by a car. Reno police said the driver was drunk at the time of the crash.
The Fourth of July is almost here, and people in Reno may already be planning their Independence Day celebrations. For many, this includes a party, complete with a cookout and fireworks. For some people, drinking alcohol is also part of their Independence Day celebrations. However, one survey has shown that the Fourth of July sees the most drunk driving fatalities.
Reno drivers simply going about their business do not expect to be involved in an accident with a drunk driver. However, despite attempts by law enforcement to catch and penalize drunk drivers, it is a problem that has not gone away. Unwitting victims can be confronted with serious injuries and the costs that accompany them. To cover the medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more, it is often necessary to file a claim for compensation.
For residents of Reno and throughout Nevada, riding a bicycle can be beneficial in multiple ways. Riders can save money on gas, get exercise and help the environment. That, however, does not alter the dangers riders face when sharing the road with cars. Often, drivers of passenger vehicles do not pay as close attention to bicyclists as they should. Since bicyclists are inherently vulnerable, a crash can result in serious injuries and death.
Like a growing minority of other states, Nevada allows its residents to use marijuana legally, even without a medical need, under certain circumstances. This law has been on the books since 2017 following a ballot measure. Obviously, this law was not intended to be a license for Nevada motorists to engage in drugged driving. Most people recognize that such behavior is just as dangerous as drunk driving.
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.
A 67-year-old woman local resident has died after she was recently hit by a car. Police arrested the man who hit her and charged him with a serious drunk driving offense.