Minor injuries in Reno 14-car pileup
June 6, 2013
Troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a multiple-vehicle wreck involving over one dozen vehicles around 6:43 a.m. on southbound Highway 395 between the North McCarran and Oddie Boulevard interchanges.
The chain of events began when five vehicles were involved in a collision in the left lane of the south bound travel lanes. Moments later, nine more motorists failed to reduce the speed of their vehicles or swerved to miss the stalled vehicles and collided as well, according to NHP Trooper Chuck Allen. A total of 14 vehicles were involved resulting in two of the three travel lanes to be blocked. Only one motorist reported an injury and was not transported from the scene.
Several agencies responded to assist our agency to include personnel from the Reno Police Department, REMSA, Reno Fire Department and the Nevada Department of Transportation. At least four of the involved vehicles had to be towed from the scene. A second travel lane was cleared and re-opened around 7:50 a.m., and the entire scene was cleared around 8:30 a.m.
As a traffic safety reminder, motorists should always maintain a safe following distance with other vehicles and pay attention to their driving at all times.