Cycling is not only a popular form of recreation in Nevada, but also an economical form of transportation. Especially in crowded cities such as Las Vegas, traveling by bicycle is very convenient, good for the environment and a great way to stay in shape. The wonderful climate here makes for great riding conditions year-round. However, as roads have become more and more crowded in recent years, bicycle accidents have become a big concern. Unfortunately, these type of accidents often result in serious injury or death.

Recently, an alleged hit-and-run driver struck and injured a young boy who was riding a bicycle. The accident happened at The Vistas Park in Summerlin. According to reports, the 8-year-old boy was sitting on his bike at a stop sign, waiting to cross the road when a white pickup truck blew through the stop sign.

Reports said the pickup truck struck the boy and pulled him and his bike under the truck. Reportedly, the driver of the truck continued going and did not stop. The boy suffered injuries, but fortunately, they were not life threatening. The boy’s father said it could have been much worse. Police are still searching for the driver of the pickup truck.

Unfortunately, this year has already been a deadly year for bicyclists in the Las Vegas Valley. A spokesperson from the Office of Public Safety says this year has seen a 300 percent increase in bicycle fatalities compared to last year. Those in Nevada who have suffered injuries or loss in bicycle accidents could benefit by consulting a legal representative. Damages from a successful claim could provide much-needed financial relief to cover any monetary losses.