Pedestrian Struck and Injured by Vehicle in Accident on Silver Street
Elko, NV (December 24, 2020) – On Thursday, a man crossing a downtown street was injured in a pedestrian accident on Silver Street.
The crash happened at about 4 p.m. near the intersection with Third Street.
“At the same moment a pedestrian was occupying the crosswalk in the westbound lane of Silver Street,” stated the Elko Police Department. “The driver failed to see the pedestrian and he was struck with the front bumper at approximately 25 mph.”
Immediately, the rescuers rushed the man in his 60s by Elko Ambulance to Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.
He sustained significant injuries from the crash.
Meanwhile, the driver said she did not see the pedestrian due to glare from the setting sun.
The authorities said the incident will be submitted to the District Attorney’s office for review.
They added that this was the fourth serious pedestrian incident in Elko County over the past six months.
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