Runaway truck injures 2 at Lahontan State Recreation Area

SILVER SPRINGS — An 11-year-old girl and a woman were critically injured after a truck went rolling in a state park in Silver Springs.

Officials at Lahontan State Recreation Area that the accident happened just before 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

Park Supervisor Anthony Beauregard says rangers responded to Silver Springs Beach 3 and found a truck had rolled down hill.

The vehicle ended up running over a girl, who was in a tent, and then pinning a woman against a camper.

Beauregard says both were airlifted to a Reno hospital.

They were last listed in critical condition.

Beauregard says the truck either popped out a gear or the brake became loose.

No charges against the truck’s owner are currently pending.


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