Woman in Mica accident identified
January 18, 2011
A Sunridge woman injured Monday morning was identified as 54-year-old Rupa Bradley by the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Bradley was hurt when an 18-wheeler couldn’t stop in time to prevent hitting the side of her silver Mitsubishi at Mica and Highway 395.
The accident was reported at 9:40 a.m.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen said Bradley was pulling out from Mica when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by the southbound semi hauling dogfood.
Allen said the driver of the semi was unable to stop in time for the red light.
The woman was taken by Care Flight ambulance helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
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Allen said both vehicles were towed from the scene. The highway reopened at 11 a.m.
Troopers said side-impact airbags were a factor in reducing Bradley’s injuries.
“They did deploy and provide some protection to her, whether it was from the flying glass or the abrupt strike,” Allen said.
He encouraged motorists to be focused and make sure the intersection is clear before pulling out at a green light.
“Whenever you have a green light you should always check that intersection is cleared,” he said. “Not everyone stops for red lights or sometimes, like in this case, they can’t stop for the red light. The truck was still in the wrong, but at least if she’d spotted him she wouldn’t have been hit.”