10-year-old Pedestrian Hurt in Motorcycle Crash in West Fourth Street Reno
Reno, NV (June 12, 2020)– On Friday evening, a 10-year-old boy sustained critical injuries in a motorcycle crash in West Fourth Street and Stoker Avenue.
The accident happened at around 6:30 p.m. on June 12. Dispatched officers responded and located a motorcycle and the injured boy on the scene.
Reportedly, the boy was standing in the road in the middle of the block outside of a crosswalk when hit by an eastbound motorcycle.
Emergency crews then transported the boy to Renown Regional Medical Center to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
Moreover, eastbound travel on West Fourth Street at Stoker Avenue was restricted. However, it has since reopened.
Meanwhile, the motorcycle driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Police say alcohol and speed are not factors in the crash.
Further investigation is ongoing.
According to NHTSA reports, in 2017, one in five children under the age of 15 killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. In the wake of COVID-19, there is a higher risk of pedestrian accidents, as more walkers fill the roads, sidewalks, and intersections. Therefore, below are a few safety tips for pedestrians and drivers to follow to avoid these types of accidents.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
How to Look Out For Pedestrians As a Driver
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious motorcycle accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the injured party.
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