TRUCKEE, Calif. - A Reno man suffered major injuries Wednesday morning after his vehicle hit a roadside guardrail on Interstate 80, ran off the highway and flipped multiple times, officials said.
Donald Broyles, 76, was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport at approximately 50 mph westbound on I-80, west of Hirschdale Road, when he lost control of the vehicle when traveling across a bridge road deck at around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.
The vehicle veered to the left, entering the other lane, and Broyles overcompensated to the right, according to CHP, causing the Ford to cross both lanes and hit the steel guardrail on the north portion of the highway. The Ford went through the guardrail, leaving the highway and rolling down an embankment several times before coming to rest next to the Truckee River.
Broyles was wearing a seat belt. He was transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital.
Alcohol and drugs were not a contributing factor to the collision, according to CHP. Chain control restrictions were not in effect in this area at the time of the collision.
The collision is under investigation.