Police Actively Searching for Suspect in Platora Way Hit-and-Run
Reno, NV (March 14, 2022) On Thursday, a hit-and-run crash on Wedekind Road left a pedestrian with serious injuries.
The Reno Police Department (RPD) says that the crash happened at around 9:30 p.m. at Platora Way.
Reports say that a white pickup truck hit a walking pedestrian and then fled the scene.
Moreover, the suspect vehicle was described as a full-size crew-cab pickup with minor damage to the front end bumper.
When driving, it is always important to pay attention to your surroundings. This, and abiding by all the driving laws as well as following all the road signs are simple ways to practice defensive driving.
The perverse actions of a reckless driver can increase the likelihood of traffic collisions.
This is a powerful reminder to always pay close attention to drivers around you. Constantly keep a considerable distance from others just in case harm is near.
Dealing With Hit-and-Run Accidents
Moreover, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, however, it is one of the most dangerous activities we do every day. As often as these accidents happen, many people do not know what follows in the event of a car accident.
Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.
So, in case of accidents like this one, it is crucial that everyone remain calm in order to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving and avoid accidents like the hit-and-run crash on Wedekind Road:
- Always drive at a controllable speed.
- Never assume you know the other driver’s intention.
- Always positively react to other drivers.
- This one, we should never neglect: yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
- Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phones unstrapped toddlers, etc.
Immediately call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you were injured in an accident.