Child Injured in Washoe County Bicycle Accident in Sun Valley
WASHOE COUNTY, NV (May 18, 2021) – Sunday night, a 10-year-old boy suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash in Sun Valley.
The incident occurred just before 7:00 p.m. in Sun Valley.
According to the sheriff’s office, as the boy rode his bike in his neighborhood, he pulled off to the side of the road to let a car pass. Meanwhile, the driver waved the boy across the street. When the boy went in front of the vehicle, the driver hit the boy and fled.
Reports from the authorities confirmed that the driver was a female.
Meanwhile, the boy wearing a helmet suffered road rash and other injuries.
The sheriff’s office reiterated the importance of using a bike helmet.
Due to the limited information available, the patrol deputies continue to investigate the Sun Valley hit and run.
They urged anyone with information about the bicycle accident to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320.
What’s Next after a Washoe County Bicycle Crash
According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
To avoid any involvement in such accidents, be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.
If you or a family member suffered similarly in a bicycle accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. With us, you can be assured your case will be taken care of. Our 40 years of experience in the legal field is proof that we know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and experienced professional legal team deal with cases including bicycle accidents. Above all, we believe you deserve the best legal representation and proper compensation for your pain and suffering. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.