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Odds for fatal car accidents are steadily increasing in Nevada

Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle these days does not come without risk. There are around two million licensed drivers in the state of Nevada, which means roadways are more crowded than ever before. Car accidents will inevitably happen with so many vehicles sharing the road. Tragically, a shocking number of these accidents prove to be fatal. Recent statistics say the odds of person being involved in a fatal car crash in Nevada is 1 in 4,947, which is higher than most states.

A recent crash in Churchill County, Nevada, along US 95 left a woman dead. Authorities say the accident may have been caused by unsafe passing. According to investigation reports, the driver of a northbound Chevrolet Malibu made an attempt to pass a semi-truck. While attempting the pass, the Malibu entered the southbound lane and collided head-on with a PT Cruiser, striking the left-front of the vehicle.

The driver of the Chevy Malibu was flown to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. There were six total passengers in the Malibu, and each was injured and also taken to a hospital, authorities say. Tragically, the driver of the PT Cruiser, a 62-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the highway remained closed for about four hours following the accident.

Odds are that most drivers will be affected by car accidents at some point in their lives. Those in Nevada who have been injured or lost a loved one due to no fault of their own in a crash can take legal action and file a claim. A successfully navigated case can provide much-needed compensation to help with medical expenses, end-of-life costs and other associated damages.

Source: kolotv.com, "Name released of woman killed in crash north of Fallon", Posted: Wed, Feb. 7, 2018

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