Fatalities on the highway

In the local Reno news on 30 August there are three reports of fatal car crashes.

KTVN Reports “John Davidsen was traveling westbound when his pick-up truck crossed into eastbound lanes and collided with a large box truck” on 50 alt. – not wearing a seatbelt and DoA at the hospital.

On Kietzke Lane near Automotive Way. Reno police say his car swerved into oncoming traffic and slammed into another car.

A passenger was killed in a single vehicle rollover over the weekend. The car was northbound on highway 395 in Douglas County when it drifted off the road and hit a roadside marker”

Note that in all three of these tragic accidents the cause was a failure to maintain lane discipline. Despite the hype most often heard, none of these was a speed caused crash. In every crash, some survived so speed was obviously not the only factor in causing injury.

So take care to maintain your lane and stay alert. Keep an eye on the other driver who may drift into your lane. Keep your seat belts tight and be prepared.

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