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Drunk driver accidents are still a concern despite progress

In recent years, law enforcement agencies in the state of Nevada and across the United States have taken measures to combat the problem of drunk driving. Fortunately, their efforts have not been in vain. Since 1982, drunk driving deaths on roadways in America have decreased by 48%. Despite this progress, people still choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Tragically, drunk driver accidents often end in very serious injury or death.

A recent crash in Reno left one motorist with serious injuries and another facing serious charges. The accident happened on Pyramid Highway near the intersection of Robert Banks Boulevard. According to reports, an SUV was stopped in the left travel lane as a pickup truck approached. Reports said the pickup truck slammed into the SUV and fled the scene.

Authorities said the driver of the SUV suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.  Luckily, an off-duty officer witnessed the accident and followed the truck to a nearby residential area. Officers located the driver of the pickup truck and placed her under arrest. She was charged with DUI, open container and other serious charges related to the crash. 

It's common knowledge that driving under the influence is one of the most dangerous and reckless things a person can do, yet so many people still choose to drive drunk. Those in Nevada who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones in drunk driver accidents should consider seeking the services of an experienced attorney. Damages from a successful lawsuit could provide financial relief to help with end-of-life expenses and other monetary losses.

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