NHP Looking for Motorists Who Helped After Fatality Crash

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Updated: 12/12/2012 11:01 am
The Nevada Highway Patrol would like to recognize those motorists who stopped to either render first aid or provide other assistance at a recent crash scene on Interstate 80 involving a wrong-way driver.

 On December 1, 2012, shortly before 9:00 pm, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a call on Interstate 80 in the Fernley area involving a wrong-way driver.  After several attempts to stop the errant driver, she subsequently crashed into three other vehicles and died at the scene as a result of the traumatic injuries sustained in the event.  In addition to Trooper Dave Gibson and off-duty Trooper Rob Conely who were first on scene, several additional motorists stopped to either render first aid, assisted with warning approaching traffic to the crash scene area, or provided a sense of calm to those involved in the multiple-vehicle event, before additional public safety personnel arrived on scene.

 The senior leadership of NHP-Northern Command West would like to identify those who assisted in that tragedy and recognize them at a ceremony to be held sometime in the near future.  If you know of anyone who assisted our agency that evening, please contact Captain Susan Aller-Schilling by e-mail at saller-schilling@dps.state.nv.us or by calling her at (775) 689-4638 regarding case number NHP-121200751.
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Speed - 12/12/2012 5:34 PM
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I really love that the NHP is recognizing the people who stop and render assistance in a situation;people like this often do this,and when officers are on the scene,the others quietly leave,unrecognized for their efforts. It's high time they're lauded for their generous,good hearted actions. After a tragedy like this,seeing a kind face is really a comfort to those involved. I hope more drivers find time and find the compassion to step up and do what's right when accidents like this happen. I too was in an accident several years ago and was tended to by people who could easily have changed lanes and driven past,but they stopped and helped . I can honestly say they may have saved my life,getting me out of my car which was leaking gasoline from a ruptured gas tank. It could easily have caught fire or exploded. I'll always be grateful for their kindness.

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