A recent early evening collision caused a Reno-area bicyclist to suffer serious injuries when his bicycle was involved in an accident with a car. The incident occurred shortly after 5 o'clock in the evening and happened near Airway and Garden Homes drives. The victim, a 30-year-old man, was taken to an area hospital where he died from the significant harm he sustained in the crash.
Distracted driving can occur when a Reno driver chooses to take his or her attention away from the important task of watching the road and focuses that attention on another person or thing. Certain types of distracted driving can result in the distracted drivers receiving tickets from the law enforcement officials who catch them. More significantly, though, distracted driving is a dangerous practice that can lead to serious and sometimes deadly car accidents.
Most Nevada highways are well marked to indicate to drivers where they may permissibly enter and exit the roadways. The signage used serves many purposes, including the protection of drivers from inadvertently driving the wrong way onto busy and high-speed throughways. Traveling at high speeds can be dangerous on its own, but when a driver ends up traveling the wrong way on such a road, the outcome can be deadly.
Nevadans are generally a hardy lot. Whether it is the old frontier mind-set or just a byproduct of the harsh, but beautiful, environment, Nevada residents tend remain stoic. However, dealing with an insurance company after a serious car accident can have a detrimental effect on even the calmest individual.
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.
In Nevada and around the United States, everyone who uses the public roadways agrees to abide by the traffic laws and the rules of the road. For example, while no physical barrier prevents vehicles from crossing a double yellow line, millions of cars pass each other in opposite directions each day without incident as most people respect the idea that the line represents. Likewise, when an accident does occur, it is understood that those involved stop and exchange information, and possibly cooperate with any investigation required by law enforcement. Sometimes, however, people do not respect the traffic laws, creating a problem for themselves and those affected by their actions.
When you think of a car accident, what images come to mind? Twisted metal, emergency vehicles and a road strewn with debris? While all these things may be present after a car accident, many accidents aren't so dramatic. Car accidents happen every day in Reno that may appear minor on the surface, but in reality can cause significant pain and suffering for the victims and their families.
When it comes to understanding the relationship between car accident injury and long-term effects, it left many people scratching their heads since everyone's experience after a Nevada car accident is so unique. Two Nevada organizations, The University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) and the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety formed a partnership to establish how car accident injuries affected Nevadans long term. The data collected from both parties was used to take a look at the tracking of information from the crash scene to a patient's hospital discharge.
If there is one type of car accident that is completely inexcusable it is a car accident in which a person involved leaves the scene of an accident prematurely. This type of behavior is what's known as a hit and run. It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident before exercising due care. There are consequences for this type of behavior and one Reno man has been arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal hit and run accident earlier this month.
Many highways have barriers between the opposing lanes of traffic to prevent cross-over crashes. This is because cross-over crashes, or car accidents where a vehicle crosses into the opposing lane of traffic, can cause serious injuries or even fatalities. This was the case recently when a driver in Nevada, now charged with DUI, crossed over with his vehicle into the opposing lane of traffic. The resulting crash caused injuries and a fatality to victims in another vehicle.