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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cyclist declared brain dead two days after crash with Washoe Sheriff's SUV

The Nevada Highway Patrol reports that the cyclist involved in a crash with a Washoe County Sheriff's Office SUV Monday has been officially declared brain dead.

Kevin T. Albertson, 21, was officially declared brain dead at 9:25 am on Tuesday. He is currently on a ventilator at Renown Regional Medical Center awaiting a procedure for his organs to be harvested, at which time he will be pronounced clinically deceased.

A Washoe County Sheriff’s Office SUV collided with Albertson along Lemmon Drive on Monday afternoon, critically injuring the 21-year-old Reno cyclist, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

Both were traveling east toward Lemmon Valley when the front-right bumper of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe struck the back tire of the cyclist’s red bike, NHP Trooper Chuck Allen said.

Link to original Article here Link to more detail about the accident here

A grim reminder of why it is so important that people share the road.

1 comment:

  1. Serious reminder why motorists need to be held liable for inattentive driving