Bicyclist dodges injury in Gardnerville accident |

Bicyclist dodges injury in Gardnerville accident

Staff Reports
A bicyclist escaped injury on Thursday in a collision with a UPS truck.
Kurt Hildebrand |

A UPS truck and a bicyclist collided at about noon Thursday at the exit to Oxoby Mobile Home Park in Gardnerville.

The truck driver said he was pulling out from the driveway and didn’t see the bicyclist, who managed to get clear of the bicycle without injury.

The woman told paramedics that she was OK.

About three hours earlier a Toyota was reportedly sideswiped south of Highway 395 and Ray May Way and skidded to a stop at the entrance of the subdivision. The accident also involved a red Volkswagen and a silver sport utility vehicle.

Only minor injuries were reported as a result of the accident, which blocked northbound traffic on Highway 395 briefly.

On Tuesday, three children were taken to Carson Valley Medical Center as a precaution after an accident at Highway 395 and Industrial Way at 2 p.m.

The accident occurred when a 1992 Ford Bronco driven by Karissa Diaz-Corral, 34, pulled out from Industrial Way into the path of a northbound Jeep.

The two vehicles hit head on, blocking the highway for a short time as East Fork medics checked the children out and loaded them into ambulances.

Neither Diaz-Corral, nor the driver of the Jeep, Jason Twisleton of Carson City, were transported for treatment.

Diaz-Corral was cited for failure to yield, according to Trooper Dan Lopez.