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Woman Killed in Carson City Pedestrian Accident

Shalini Shah8 months ago

A 46-year-old Milissa Victorino was killed in a tragic pedestrian accident in Carson City.

Details About the Accident in Carson City

According to KOLO-TV, a white van was headed south on Fairview Drive and approaching the intersection with Gordon Street in the slow lane. The van hit Milissa Victorino as she was walking westbound in the marked crosswalk at Fairview Drive and Gordon Street.

She was taken to the hospital, but died of injuries sustained from the accident.

The Nevada Highway Patrol has taken over investigation of accident from Carson City due to the seriousness of the accident.

According the investigators, it’s not clear if the drive or the victim were impaired.

The Sheriff’s office reports that this is the second fatal accident that occurred in this area this year and reminds pedestrians to remain cautious of vehicle traffic while crossing streets.

Statistics About Pedestrian Safety

The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports:

  • 4,735 pedestrians killed in auto accidents in 2013.
  • More than 150,000 pedestrians treated for non-fatal accident related injuries in 2013.
  • Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.
  • Pedestrians 65 and older account for 19% of all pedestrian deaths.
  • 49% of traffic crashes report alcohol involvement of driver or pedestrian that resulted in pedestrian death.


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