Head-on collision closes Highway 50 for 90 minutes
June 26, 2013
Three people were injured, and it took 90 minutes to reopen Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe after a head-on collision early Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred at 6:47 a.m. on Presbyterian Curve when a man driving a 1993 Cadillac sedan crossed the double yellow line and into the path of a woman driving a 2010 Subaru Forester, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Cadillac received serious injuries and was flown to Renown Regional Center in Reno by Care Flight, according to Trooper Chuck Allen.
Two young children in the vehicle with him received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Barton Memorial Hospital. The driver of the Subaru was uninjured in the accident.
Highway 50 was closed while troopers investigated the accident and waited for tow trucks to clear the wreckage. The roadway was completely opened shortly before 8:30 a.m.
Trooper Bob Wright is investigating this accident. Witnesses with any information about this event should contact him via the Department of Public Safety-Communications Center at (775) 687-0400 regarding case No. NHP-130602410.