Car wreck may have been suicide attempt |

Car wreck may have been suicide attempt

In what investigators believe may have been a possible suicide attempt, a Dublin, Calif. man was seriously injured Wednesday, Jan. 3 when his car went off the side of Glenshire Drive, landing 150 feet from the road.

Thomas Haro, 40, was airlifted to Washoe Medical Center in Reno with serious injuries to his body and a wrist injury that may have happened prior to the accident.

According to Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Gary Jacobson, witnesses at the scene observed the vehicle backing up to a stop and accelerating at a high rate of speed and driving over the side of the road at approximately 12:30 p.m. The accident occurred on Glenshire Drive just east of Martis Peak Road.

“At this time we are investigating attempted suicide as a possibility,” Jacobson said.

He said officers learned Haro was also being sought by law enforcement officials in Alameda County for a welfare check when they did a background check on the patient.

Haro’s vehicle, an older El Camino, landed right side up, but sustained major damages after the car hit several large trees. It took Truckee Fire Protection District personnel over an hour to extricate Haro from his vehicle.

Jacobson said when NCSO officers interviewed Haro, he indicated he didn’t know the accident had occurred.

California Highway Patrol officers were also on the scene.

“The cooperation was tremendous and everybody worked closely together to get the job done,” Jacobson said.

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