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Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrian in Reno struck and killed

In Nevada cities, many people choose walking as a main source of transportation. Walking and jogging are also very popular forms of exercise and recreation these days, and, on most days, it is not uncommon to see large numbers of walkers and runners enjoying the abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures found here. There is no shortage of pedestrians in Nevada today. Unfortunately, any time vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity, pedestrian accidents will happen.

Recently in Reno, a man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle as he was walking along a well-traveled roadway. The accident happened at night on Kietzke Lane near Vassar Street. According to reports, the pedestrian was walking along the road when he was suddenly struck by a northbound vehicle.

After the collision, the driver of the vehicle stopped and attempted to save the pedestrian, reports said. Unfortunately, the pedestrian died at the scene of the accident. Police say speed or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the incident, and the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with investigations.

Undoubtedly, walking is a great form of transportation. Walking is economical and has many health benefits. However, walking or running along busy roadways can be very dangerous. Victims and families in Nevada who have been injured or suffered loss in pedestrian accidents may benefit by consulting an experienced attorney. A lawsuit, if successful, could result in rightful compensation to help victims and families recover any monetary losses they may have experienced due to this tragic event.

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