Crash on I-80 E causes serious injury

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Updated: 7/30/2014 11:39 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A motorcycle crash has traffic backed up heading eastbound on I-80 near the Wells Street exit.

According to a Nevada Highway Patrol press release, the crash happened just before 12:30 p.m. when a motorcycle collided with two vehicles. The motorcycle rider was thrown from his bike, and was injured. He was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in critical condition. There were no other injuries.

The crash investigation details indicate a 1989 light blue Toyota with California registration had tried to avoid rear-ending another vehicle in front of him, and swerved into the lane to his left. He struck a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, also with California registration. The PT Cruiser was forced into the travel lane to its left, where it struck a 2008 black Victory motorcycle, also with California registration.

The single rider on the motorcycle was ejected from his bike. The motorcycle and rider was stopped in the farthest left eastbound travel lane.

The drivers from both of the vehicles involved are cooperating with the investigation. At this stage of the accident, it is unclear if there were other factors that contributed to the accident.

According to NHP, traffic is still backed up and the on-ramp to I-80 Eastbound from Virginia St. is still closed. No further information is available at this time.
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momof3 - 8/4/2014 10:27 AM
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R.I.P. Kevin Ness

Kramer - 7/31/2014 1:32 PM
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people unfamiliar with the simplistic NVada merge lanes can overreact sometimes

Breckenridge - 7/30/2014 8:43 PM
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"...was stopped in the farthest left eastbound travel lane." where do they find writers like these...?

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