Accident on I-580’s northbound offramp at Fairview – car didn’t make the exit ramp’s curve and rolled. Solo lady driver was badly injured. She was Careflighted to Renown in Reno. The off-ramp has been the scene of many ‘brisk” exits from northbound I-580. Having a curve in the middle of the exit has contributed to a series of accidents. And they’re becoming more and more common.
There are an increasing number of these kinds of exit crashes on northbound I-580 at Fairview. Vehicles driving northbound on the freeway are doing the speed limit but as they exit they don’t see a rather unexpected curve in the exit ramp and drivers lose control and take out highway lights and signs and wind up rolling uphill and eventually off the exit pavement. Cars, pickups, motorcycles and more are crashing on this exit curve to Fairview Drive. A re-examining of the engineering of the ramp might be something to look in to.