Two men injured in Monday accident | RecordCourier.com

Two men injured in Monday accident

Staff reports

Two men were flown to area hospitals after a head-on collision on State Route 208 Monday afternoon.

According to a report by the Nevada Highway Patrol, Michael Hopper, 31, of Carson City was traveling east on 208 and Robert Lowry, 46, address unknown, was traveling west at 5:55 p.m.

The car driven by Hopper drifted across the center line and both drivers attempted to steer clear but collided.

Both lanes were closed until about 9:40 p.m.

Hopper and Lowry both had injuries to their legs and internal injuries, according to Topaz Ranch Estates Fire Department Chief Frank Riva.

Riva said Hopper’s car caught on fire and had extensive damage to the interior.

Lowry and Hopper were the only people in the cars. Lowry was taken to Washoe Medical Center in Reno by Care Flight.

Tuesday afternoon he was listed in serious and stable condition at Washoe with multiple fractures, according to hospital representative Kerri Garcia.

According to Garcia, Hopper was not listed as a patient at Washoe Tuesday.

The accident is under investigation by the highway patrol.

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