Head-on crash at Fairview and Saliman
Pick-up turned left off Fairview in front of the silver sedan.
Driver of the pickup suffered serious injuries.
Patient airlifted to Renown in Reno
This yellow left-turn light is blinking. The pickup driver may not have understood that it didn’t necessarily mean that the driver could turn left in front of oncoming vehicles. When left turn GREEN lights are on it means a left turn IS PROTECTED from oncoming traffic. There might have been a split-second misunderstanding, by the driver, of what the arrow is for – namely – waiting until oncoming traffic is clear. You’d think the YIELD sign would be enough, but maybe not with the sun in your eyes. It would be interesting to survey such blinking left turn arrows nationwide and whether they substantially contribute to left-turn accidents. Blinking yellow left-turn lights are a fairly new addition to America’s streets and highways.