NEVADA – A pedestrian was hospitalized on Tuesday night after being hit by a car in Reno. The incident occurred at around 9:15 p.m. on May 23 at the intersection of Gentry Way and South Virginia St. Emergency responders from the Reno Fire Department (RFD) swiftly arrived at the scene following reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision.
Upon arrival, RFD personnel found the pedestrian trapped under the vehicle. Despite the alarming situation, the pedestrian remained conscious. The fire department initiated extrication procedures to safely remove the individual from underneath the vehicle. Subsequently, the pedestrian was promptly transported to the hospital, although the specific details about their condition remain unknown at this time.
Authorities have confirmed that the driver involved in the incident is cooperating with the investigation. The Reno Police Department has taken charge of probing the circumstances surrounding the collision to determine the sequence of events and establish any contributing factors.
In light of this incident, the Reno Fire Department would like to remind the public about the importance of adhering to pedestrian safety guidelines and not engaging in jaywalking. Following designated crosswalks and traffic signals helps ensure the safety of pedestrians and reduces the risk of accidents.
As the investigation unfolds, further updates regarding the incident may be released by the authorities involved.
Credits: Fox Reno
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