INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A man was hospitalized after a collision along the main stretch of highway through town Tuesday afternoon.
A red Ford Mustang was pulling left onto Highway 28 in front of the Raley’s Center when it reportedly clipped the side of a silver Lexus GX470 heading westbound at about 1:15 p.m.
The Lexus spun out of control, said Deputy Paul Longshore of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and struck the Tahoe Regional Transit Authority bus shelter along the highway near the pedestrian crosswalk.
Incline Village resident Amanda Gray witnessed the incident. She was heading to the crosswalk from the south side of the highway, heard a crash and saw the Lexus flip twice and crash into the bus stop.
“I ran over to the SUV and started talking to the poor old man inside,” she said. “(He) was conscious and talking. He knew his name, where he was and what had happened. He seemed like he was a bit shaken up, obviously, and kept saying ‘I’m fine, I’m fine.’”
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District chief Mike Brown said the man was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The extent of his injuries were unknown.
Traffic on Highway 28 was reduced to one lane in front of Raley’s for more than a half hour while the scene was cleared.
WCSO, Nevada Highway Patrol and NLTFPD responded. NHP is investigating the accident.
Bonanza Editor Kevin MacMillan contributed to this report.