by Wheeler Cowperthwaite

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May 14, 2013
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3-car crash at Topsy Lane snarls traffic, sends woman to hospital

A three-car lunchtime collision at Highway 395 just before Topsy Lane reduced northbound traffic to one lane around on Monday and sent a woman to the hospital.

A silver-colored Honda Pilot was coming to a stop at the right light at Topsy Lane and Highway 395 when a silver-colored Honda Accord rear-ended it. The driver of a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee then swerved to the right to avoid the crash and clipped the back of the Accord, Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. James Simpson said.

The woman was transported to the hospital via ambulance for treatment of a neck injury, and another person reported suffering scrapes. Simpson said the driver of the Accord was not exercising due care because the vehicle did not have enough time or space to stop behind the other car, which was stopping at the light.

Simpson advised that drivers on Highway 395 be extra careful between Mica Drive and Highway 50 because of the number of stop lights and the high speed of traffic.

“Please use caution,” he implored.

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The Record Courier Updated May 15, 2013 12:14PM Published May 15, 2013 03:59PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.