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Nevada teenager in serious condition after crosswalk accident

Nevada has its fair share of pedestrian accidents. Because pedestrians have no protection, they commonly suffer severe injuries when struck by a vehicle. It is not uncommon for victims of such accidents to suffer fractured bones and spinal, head, or brain injuries, and in many cases the injuries are fatal. A 13-year-old girl who suffered severe injuries in a recent crosswalk accident remains in a hospital from where her condition is reported to be serious.

1 weekend, 1 car accident, 1 motorcycle accident, 2 deaths

Two families are in mourning after two people lost their lives on Nevada's highways during one weekend in the latter half of March. Both accidents are currently under investigation. Only time will tell what precisely are the causes of the car accident and the motorcycle accident.

Did an unsafe vehicle condition cause your car accident?

There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident. Victims do not often consider the role that dangerous vehicle conditions may have played in a crash. When a car accident is caused by certain types of vehicle issues, it could be considered negligent maintenance of a vehicle. This includes conditions that should be monitored and repaired by the car owner as opposed to faulty car parts of which the owner was not aware.

A drowsy driver is a negligent driver

A negligent driver places others at risk for physical harm. Negligence defines many different types of behavior, including drowsy driving. Through extensive research, industry experts have documented that driving while tired can be extremely dangerous, increasing the risk for a serious car crash. When a negligent driver causes another person harm, that victim does not have to face the aftermath of the accident alone. 

U-turn decision leads to serious auto accident

Drivers often have to make last-minute decisions behind the wheel, some of which result in a motor vehicle accident. A recent auto accident underscores what can happen when a driver seemingly makes a reckless decision or appears to display a lack of concern for other motorists. In this particular crash, a driver is said to have executed a U-turn in the middle of the road that resulted in serious injuries for three people after a head-on collision. 

After a pedestrian accident, what should a victim do?

A pedestrian accident often leads to serious injuries, simply because the impact of a vehicle is no match for an unprotected person. In the state of Nevada, pedestrians have rights, and it is important to know what to do if an individual is impacted by the actions of a negligent driver. When a pedestrian accident causes injury or death, it is simply to reach out for help from an experienced personal injury lawyer. 

Pedestrian hit by a car in fatal Nevada accident

Pedestrians are a part of road traffic, just like cars, buses and trucks. Similar to motorcyclists, pedestrians do not have much protection in the case of a motor vehicle collision. For this reason, a pedestrian hit by a car often suffers serious injury or even death. A recent automobile accident in Nevada underscores the danger present for pedestrians.

Pedestrian hit by a bus, killed at Burning Man festival

A woman attending the popular Burning Man festival was killed in a tragic accident. Reports indicated that a pedestrian hit by a bus resulted in a fatality. The bus was carrying passengers around the area where the Nevada event was being held in the Black Rock Desert. No other passengers or pedestrians were injured.

2 dead following apparent wrong-way head-on auto accident

Regardless of how an accident occurs in Nevada, it can result in serious and sometimes life-altering injuries. In some cases, the auto accident may even result in the death of several people involved in the wreck. Head-on collisions and wrong-way accidents are two of the most deadly of all accidents on the roads. The reason for this is because the vehicles are typically driving at a high rate of speed and their speed is combined when they strike one another.

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