Weekend accidents result in 3 injuries
October 19, 2013
Two weekend accidents resulted in nonlife threatening injuries to three people.
A single-vehicle accident occurred 11:56 a.m. Saturday at Highway 88 near the turnoff to the Dangberg Ranch.
A Fremont, Calif., man was northbound on 88 in a 2009 Honda when he failed to see traffic stopped as people were turning for an event at the ranch.
Trooper Dan Lopez said Kenneth Walcott, 53, drove off the road and into a ditch to avoid the cars stopped waiting to turn on the highway.
Walcott was taken to Carson Valley Medical Center by East Fork ambulance. His passenger, Lufang Zhou, 45, was flown to Renown Medical Center by Care Flight helicopter.
A Douglas County Sheriff's deputy who responded to the accident went into the ditch to help the occupants out of the Honda.
On Sunday morning an unrelated accident in Minden resulted in one person being taken for treatment to Renown in Reno.
Van Nuys, Calif., resident Raymond Paul, 68, was southbound on Highway 395 at about 9:40 a.m. when he failed to stop for the light at the intersection with Highway 88.
Paul's Chevrolet Suburban struck a Toyota Rav 4 that was turning left from 88 onto Highway 395. The driver of the Toyota, Jan Fischer, 61, of Gardnerville was flown to Reno with nonlife-threatening injuries. Paul was not injured in the accident.