Driver survives rollover into ditch full of water |

Driver survives rollover into ditch full of water

The driver is OK after his vehicle landed upside down in a ditch full of water along Centeville Lane on Thursday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand |

The driver of a vehicle that landed upside down in a ditch full of water along Centerville Lane was evaluated for injuries on Thursday morning.

According to firefighters, the call came in at 7:20 a.m. that there was an unknown problem south of Lutheran Bridge.

Firefighters responding to a fire alarm at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center happened to spot the vehicle on the east side of Centerville.

They found the driver upside down in an irrigation ditch about a quarter of a mile south of the bridge near the Henningsen Slough.

Rescuers were able to get the driver out of the vehicle. He appeared to be uninjured, but was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, which took the report, the driver swerved to avoid a “something running across the road” went into a ditch.

Centerville was reopened by 8:20 a.m.

This was the third instance in two months where a vehicle ended up in one of Carson Valley’s waterways.

A 16-year-old Gardnerville boy’s seatbelt saved him from major injuries on June 28 when his vehicle rolled off Highway 395 and into the New Virginia Canal near the intersection with Riverview.

On May 26, a Subaru driver lost control of his vehicle and ended up in the East Fork of the Carson River just west of Highway 88.

No information is available about two other collisions that occurred in Carson Valley on Thursday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that occurred at Highway 395 and Virginia Ranch Road at 12:40 p.m. At least one person was injured,

Another collision occurred at Highway 395 and Ironwood at 2:15 p.m.