2 hurt in South Carson wreck
April 13, 2008
Two people were flown to a Reno hospital Sunday night following a rollover accident in southeast Carson City.
According to Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Earl Mays, corrections officers at Northern Nevada Correctional Center called in the accident at 7:21 p.m.
“They watched it happen,” said Mays.
The tower officers reported seeing a burgundy GMC Suburban traveling north on Golden Eagle Lane when the SUV lost control and rolled three times.
One man was ejected and suffered a “severe head trauma,” said Sheriff Ken Furlong. The man was unconscious when taken by helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
A second man, who was conscious, had to be pulled from the mangled wreckage that rested on its roof. Emergency crews used air bags to lift the truck’s front end so they could free the trapped man.
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Deputy Thomas Miller said the SUV is registered to a woman from Genoa. The identity of its the two men were not known. They are both believed to be in their 20s.
Amid the contents of the truck strewn across the road, officers noted cell phones, CDs and Tecate beer cans.
An officer was sent to Reno to determine if alcohol played a factor in the accident.