Fifth collision in five days snarls Friday afternoon traffic

An SUV that was involved in a two vehicle collision at Highway 395 on Friday afternoon.

An SUV that was involved in a two vehicle collision at Highway 395 on Friday afternoon.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


The fifth wreck to snarl traffic in Carson Valley in five days backed up northbound traffic on Highway 395 past Stephanie Way on Friday afternoon.

The collision was reported at around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection with South Sunridge and involved a sedan and a sport utility vehicle.

The Nevada State Police called East Fork medics and firefighters to the scene to check on the vehicles’ drivers.

Neither driver opted for an ambulance ride, according to personnel on scene.

Nearly 45 minutes later, traffic was still slow on Highway 395, prompting motorists to turn onto Genoa Lane and drive up Jacks Valley Road to avoid the congestion.

Collisions occurred every day this week with Kingsbury being closed for two hours on Monday afternoon.

Trooper Charles Caster said that ice on the road might have been involved in the collision that sent one person for treatment with nonlife-threatening injuries and resulted in ond driver’s arrest for suspected impairment.

On Tuesday, a single vehicle rolled over at around 5 p.m. on South Sunridge, ejecting the driver.

“The ejected person was transported by air with what was initially thought to be life threatening injuries,” Caster said. “Later, it was determined that the individual did not have life threatening injuries.”

Traffic was backed up by a collision around 9 a.m. Wednesday when a semi-truck collided with the back of an SUV on Highway 395 and Johnson Lane. The trucker was transported to Carson Valley Medical Center for a medical issue that might have contributed to the wreck.

On Thursday, traffic was snarled on Highway 395 near the Gardnerville Raley’s at around 4 p.m. No one was transported from that collision.


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