Three injured in Valley wrecks |

Three injured in Valley wrecks

Staff Reports

A bicylist was injured in a vehicle accident at the intersection of Pine Nut and East Valley roads at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Two accidents occurred on Highway 395 within minutes of one another near lunchtime on Saturday with similar causes.

NHP spokesman Trooper Dan Lopez said the first accident occurred at 11:56 a.m. on Highway 395 at Leviathan Mine Road when Christopher Klesh, 65, had what was described as a medical issue, and struck an unoccupied 2003 GM Flatbed by the side of the road.

Klesh was helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Lopez didn’t know his condition on Wednesday.

The second accident was reported four minutes later in the northbound lanes of Highway 395 at Cradlebaugh Bridge.

Lopez said the accident occurred when a Ford Taurus driven by Barbara Beattie, 67, drifted off the road and into the guardrail. The vehicle came to rest on its roof.

Beattie was having trouble maintaining her lane before the accident, prompting reports from other motorists.

Lopez said Beattie also suffered from an unspecified medical issue.

She was transported for medical treatment by ground ambulance because Care Flight was engaged transporting Klesh from the Pine Nut accident.