A Carson City man received a head injury on Thursday night after being thrown from a motorcycle on Somerset Way in Indian Hills.
Michael Madore, 21, was southbound at a high rate of speed on Somerset when he collided with a parked pickup at 7:49 p.m.
Nevada Highway Patrol spokeswoman Barbara Stapleton said Madore was not wearing a helmet. He landed on his chest and was helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center by CalStar.
Madore’s mother Ramona said he was severely injured in the accident with a broken femur, lacerations to his liver, and that he’s still in the ICU at Renown.
She said she didn’t want anyone thinking that you could have an accident like that and not see consequences.
Madore returned to Douglas County from service in the U.S. Army on Tuesday, she said.
“He does a year in Afghanistan and didn’t get a scratch on him,” she said. “He gets on this Ninja, and is going at excessive speed, and he’s seriously hurt.
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies and East Fork medics responded to the accident. It is under investigation by the Nevada Highway Patrol.
At about the same time, the California Highway Patrol reported a single vehicle rollover on Highway 89 about two miles west of Highway 395.
The accident was first reported at 7:37 p.m., and required the road to be closed for about 20 minutes.
There is no report on injuries or the cause of the accident, but Highway 89 was reopened by 8 p.m. The accident occurred before the portion where the highway climbs to Monitory Pass.
A three-vehicle rear-end accident in the turn lane at Highway 395 and Stephanie Way resulted in the transport of one person for non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday morning.