Five hurt in highway accident |

Five hurt in highway accident

Christina Proctor

Five people suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a two vehicle collision west of Spooner Summit.

Angela Child, 30, of South Lake Tahoe, and her two children, a 10- and a 1-year old, were traveling west on U.S. Highway 50 around 4:30 p.m. Michael Robbins, 31, of Silver Springs, Nev., failed to yield the right of way as he turned east on Highway 50 from State Route 28.

Child struck the left side of Robbins pickup, spinning the truck 180 degrees and spreading wall plaster from the pickup bed across the highway.

Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Kevin Bailey said, Child was traveling in excess of the speed limit and he believes alcohol was involved. A blood test was given to Child at Barton Memorial Hospital, where she and her children were treated. Bailey said, depending on results of the blood test, Child might be charged for driving under the influence.

Robbins and his passenger, Bruce Johnson, 50, of Stagecoach, Nev., were transported to Carson-Tahoe Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

Robbins was cited for failing to yield the right of way after stopping at the intersection.

Nevada Department of Transportation workers who heard the accident from their yard at the top of Spooner Summit responded quickly to help with traffic control and cleanup.

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