Minden accidents snarl Highway 395, knock down pole
July 2, 2014
Two accidents on Highway 395 in Minden snarled traffic for the morning and lunch commutes on Wednesday.
An accident involving two pickups resulted in a power pole being knocked over, which closed Highway 395 for about an hour.
NV Energy Spokeswoman Faye Andersen said the pole was a service drop for the daycare that occupies the building. Power company workers were still at the scene at 3 p.m.
"It's a good thing it wasn't on the south side of the highway, because that's where our main line is," she said. "Typically a service drop is the responsibility of the owner."
Neither of the drivers in the accident were transported as a result of the collision.
It was the second time in five hours that Highway 395 in Minden was blocked.
A traffic accident on Highway 395 just north of the intersection with Highway 88 snarled traffic for morning commuters Wednesday.
Involving a Jeep and a pickup, the accident didn't result in anyone being transported, though one of the drivers complained of neck pain.
The accident occurred in Minden at 8 a.m. and reduced northbound Highway 395 to one lane.
Firefighters cleared the scene by 8:20 a.m. after checking out the drivers and receiving a refusal for transport.
The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
A Coleville man was injured on Saturday afternoon after his motorcycle left Highway 395 south of Eastside Lane in Mono County.
Ronald Allendale, 70, was trying to make a curve when he lost control of his Honda Gold Wing and left the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP received the report at 3:50 p.m.
Allendale was ejected when he hit the dirt shoulder, and he sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Walker for transfer to Care Flight helicopter. He was flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno.