There was a chain reaction vehicle wreck on Highway 50, just east of Fairview Drive Thursday afternoon. Up to seven vehicles were involved. Deputies on scene said traffic headed west was getting backed up from Fairview. The westbound traffic finally got so long that a number of motorists started plowing into the back of vehicles in front of them. Some vehicles were badly damaged – two of them possibly totaled.
There was a report that one of the occupants of the cars was injured and was transported to Carson Tahoe Medical Center. The injuries did not sound like they were very serious.
But the lesson is when traffic is thick, don’t follow too close because if you can’t stop in time the car or truck behind you can’t stop either. And that’s what we had Thursday afternoon on Highway 50 just east of Fairview Drive.