Nevada Highway Patrol says a rollover accident Thursday morning at Highway 50 and Airport injured one woman while others in the SUV were not seriously hurt. The NHP reports that the white SUV was headed west on Highway 50 when, for some reason, the driver ran a red light at Airport. At that split second, a pickup was headed north on airport and was hit by the SUV – the SUV also hit a pickup that was waiting to turn north onto Airport.
Again, one person transported to the hospital but the others were okay. NHP was expected to issue the driver of the SUV a traffic ticket for failure to obey a red light resulting in a multi-vehicle collision.
8:00pm Report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian at Carmine and Lompa. Reports indicated the pedestrian was not seriously injured. The victim said the vehicle hit her, but she was not seriously injured. The black car then drove off quickly.
Walking after the sun goes down on busy roads is very much recommended against by law enforcement and safety experts. After dark, it’s best to drive to walking paths and walk with a partner
The Carson City Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions on city and privately owned lands within Carson City.
Vegetation in western Nevada has dried out significantly. A large crop of grass and brush is evident at lower elevations and trees and other forest vegetation at higher elevations are quickly drying out. The public is encouraged to safely enjoy the public lands, bearing in mind that human-caused fires annually threaten human life, private property and public land resources every summer.
Off-highway motor vehicle enthusiasts are advised that hot exhaust systems can ignite dry grasses. The potential for another devastating fire during the summer is very real. Report fires to the Carson City Dispatch Center by calling 911.
Fire Restrictions Prohibit:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire, or stove fire except a portable stove using gas or pressurized liquid fuel, outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground or picnic area.
3. Operating vehicles or other motorized equipment off of existing paved, gravel, or dirt roads.
4. Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
5. Using or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
6. Possession or use of fireworks (always prohibited), or any other incendiary device.
7. Use of tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition or exploding targets while recreational shooting.
8. Open burning (e.g. weeds, brush and yard debris).
In addition, the Nevada Division of Forestry has placed travel restrictions within the Sierra Fire Protection District. These restrictions prohibit operating vehicles off of existing hard surface gravel roads or dirt roads in wildland areas, and operating vehicles or equipment traveling on or using wildland areas without at least an axe, shovel and one gallon of water. The BLM and the Forest Service recommend avoiding cross-country travel whenever possible to prevent grass from igniting from hot exhaust systems. Those city agencies that have responsibility to perform off road work should pay particular attention to where vehicles are driven, parked, or stopped.
These restrictions do not prevent individual property owners from the safe use of BBQ’s, Chimeras, or patio fireplaces provided they are used on non-combustible surfaces away from ignitable wildland fuels on their own property.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reports that a robbery that occurred Saturday night in Sun Valley, just north of Reno, wound up traveling 30 miles south to Carson City.
Deputies catch up with the man pursuing another man for robbing his girlfriend.
Preliminary information indicates that a young woman was paying for gas at a Sun Valley gas station when a man approached her and forcefully demanded money. The money was given and the robber took off. The victim’s boyfriend learned of the heist and managed to catch up with the robber in Washoe Valley. The robber got off the freeway using the eastbound off-ramp at College Parkway. At the end of the off-ramp, at the signal light, the pursuing male reportedly fired at least one shot at the robber.
What happened after that is sketchy but Carson City deputies quickly spotted the pursuer’s white sedan and soon had the driver out and on the ground at the Shell station, across from the Carson Mall. The man appeared to cooperate with deputies.
In the meantime, other deputies were searching the area off the eastbound I-580 off-ramp at College Parkway where the one shot was fired at the robber. Four or five deputies were using their flashlights to discover any available evidence that may have been left behind.
Shooter suspect, chasing robber
Deputies searching I-580 off ramp area where shot was fired at the robber.
Other details remain sketchy. We hope to have more information later this morning.
NBC News is reporting tonight that a young Nevada man has been arrested for his militant, gun carrying habits around the state. The story is on MSNBC. Click here.
Elderly male driver likely suffered a heart attack while driving north on So. Edmonds.
An elderly man driving southbound on South Edmonds Friday afternoon is believed to have suffered a heart attack causing him to lose control of his car. The car drifted to the right – left the pavement – and smashed in to a concrete driveway culvert. The impact was very violent and demolished half the car. Witnesses told a sheriff’s deputy that the man was trapped in the wreckage and was not breathing.
Arriving Carson City Fire-Paramedics worked hard to get him out of the wreckage…but it took a while due to the caved-in interior of the two front seats.
Paramedics quickly got to the man who was reported to be not breathing.
Paramedics loaded the victim inside an ambulance which did not leave the scene right away. The deceased driver’s name was not immediately released as per protocol – that his family should be informed first.
Paramedics and Firefighters finally extricate the victim.