Reno, Fernley men die from separate accidents | NevadaAppeal.com

Reno, Fernley men die from separate accidents

by F.T. Norton
Appeal Staff Writer

A Reno motorcyclist was killed Sunday in an accident on Geiger Grade.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Scott F. Forsman, 25, was northbound on Highway 341 near the summit about 5:35 p.m. when he lost control in a turn.

“The driver veered off the roadway edge where his motorcycle struck a section of guardrail causing an ejection,” said Trooper Chuck Allen.

Forsman was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses are encouraged to contact the Highway Patrol at 688-2500.

Also Sunday, a Fernley man succumbed to injuries sustained Sept. 6. in an accident on Interstate 80 near Patrick.

Frederick Craig Allen, 33, was eastbound when his vehicle drifted off the right shoulder and struck a section of guardrail. The driver overcorrected to the left, crossed the dirt median and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Dirk E. Obudzinski of San Francisco. Debris from the collision struck another westbound vehicle driven by Bradley Brockbank, also of San Francisco. Both westbound drivers were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

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Frederick Allen was ejected from his vehicle as it rolled over. He was taken to Washoe Medical Center by helicopter with severe head trauma.

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