1 Hurt in Reno Bicycle Accident
RENO, NV (September 16, 2019) – A person sustained life-threatening injuries in a bicycle accident on Longley Lane on September 14.
The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. on Longley Lane and Aircenter Center. The 57-year-bicyclist from Reno and the vehicle both traveled north. However, the vehicle then struck the rider.
The driver stayed at the scene and helped with the investigation. Meanwhile, police ruled out drugs or alcohol as a factor in the collision. The crash stalled traffic in the area until around 3:30 a.m.
“The Reno Police Department would like to remind drivers and bicyclists that we all need to do our part to keep our roadways safe. Bicyclists need to make sure that they obey the rules of the road, have a headlamp illuminated during the hours of darkness, wear highly reflective clothing, and a helmet is highly recommended. Drivers also need to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of room when passing, and change lanes if there is an open lane on multi-lane roads,” the authorities stated.
When behind the wheel, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. As a bicyclist, make sure to suit yourself with the proper biking equipment. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of your surroundings, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road.
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