A pedestrian fatality which occurred last weekend in Reno, Nevada. The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday, August 20th, identified the female victim as Ellen Turnbo, 72, of Reno.
Preliminary investigations indicated that Turnbo was waiting on the roadside, at the intersection of Wells Avenue and Vassar Street. An oncoming SUV crossing the intersection swerved towards her and struck her under unclear circumstances. The Reno Police Department reported that a second vehicle was involved in the accident.
The elderly woman suffered fatal injuries in the collision, and medics pronounced her deceased shortly after. Both drivers involved waited at the scene until law enforcement arrived. They cooperated with the police during the investigations without incident.
The accident took place on Sunday, August 16th, according to the reports obtained from the Reno Police Department. No one else suffered harm in the crash.
Vehicle-pedestrian accidents is a recurrent traffic menace that accounts for over 7 percent of traffic-related fatalities. The pedestrians are usually the vulnerable parties in this case, and end up with severe injuries, incapacitating bodily damages, or death.
Although the pedestrian takes a share of the blame for the accident for not paying adequate attention, the motorists are at fault in the majority of cases. Notwithstanding, the victim and their family would have to bear the financial, emotional, and physical repercussions.
By hiring a top accident lawyer with experience in pedestrian injury or death, the pedestrian or their family may be able to secure compensation for resulting damages no matter who bears the fault. A lawyer can also ensure the liable party is brought to book.
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