Rollover accident south of Carson City leaves one injured
August 31, 2002
A pickup truck rolled over Friday morning and left one man injured and glass, sod and debris spread over about 200 feet along the northbound lane of U.S. 395, near the Carson-Douglas county line.
Douglas County Deputy Rick Sousa said the truck was traveling north on the highway about 9:40 a.m. with a load of sod purchased at Home Depot, just a quarter-mile south of the accident.
He said the late-model Chevy Silverado started to shake and when the driver tried to slow down, he lost control and rolled the vehicle.
The rear axle on the truck snapped. The truck landed right side up on the shoulder just east of the road.
Driver Travis William Hughes of Dayton was ejected and suffered a broken femur and internal injuries to his chest.
Passenger Derek Cotrin walked away from the accident.
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After being taken to Carson-Tahoe Hospital, Hughes was taken by Care Flight to Washoe Medical Center where he was treated in the intensive-care unit.
The Nevada Highway Patrol and Douglas County sheriff’s deputies investigated the accident. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
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