Three people injured in weekend accidents |

Three people injured in weekend accidents

Staff Reports

Two injury accidents resulted in three motorists being helicoptered for treatment over the Memorial Day weekend.

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident at Highway 88 and Centerville early Sunday morning.

Trooper Dave Gibson said a preliminary investigation indicates the accident occurred when a southbound Mercury Mountaineer being driven by Gardnerville resident Crystal Philips crossed the centerline and into the path of a Subaru Impreza in the northbound lanes driven by Reno resident Chelsey Lynn John.

The accident was reported 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

Both women were taken by helicopter for treatment with nonlife-threatening injuries.

An injury accident occurred late Saturday night in Topaz Ranch Estates that required the driver to be helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center.

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The accident was reported at 11:44 p.m. Saturday on Topaz Ranch Road between Canyon Drive and Slate Road.

The vehicle rolled, trapping the woman who was driving inside.

Her identity has not yet been released.

The accident is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A Zephyr Cove couple had a harrowing experience when the right rear wheel of their vehicle came loose on Highway 395 near Parr Boulevard on Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 12:48 p.m. as the couple were returning home.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a GMC Yukon XL was towing a trailer south on the highway when the wheel came off the vehicle.

The Yukon's driver lost control, and the trailer fish-tailed a short distance before rolling over into the center median.

The Yukon remained upright, and neither the driver nor the passenger suffered any injuries.

The trailer remained hooked to the Yukon by the safety chains.

No other vehicle was involved in the accident, according to Trooper Chuck Allen.

However, the trailer blocked both lanes of travel, leaving the highway partially blocked for several hours.

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