Truckee man in serious condition after slippery accident
A tangle of traffic accidents east of Floriston on Interstate 80 Thursday morning left a 45-year-old Truckee man in the hospital with major injuries and held westbound traffic for two and a half hours.
A fast-moving storm whipped through the Truckee-North Tahoe area Thursday morning, causing hazardous driving conditions and several spinouts on local roadways, according to CHP reports.
The man, who has not been identified by the CHP, had stopped to help another motorist who struck the guardrail in the westbound lane just after 5 a.m. He was struck by a westbound vehicle that was involved in a separate accident.
Careflight transported the man to Renown Health center in Reno. Specific information on his injuries were not available at press time.
A total of four accidents occurred in the area in a matter of minutes, according to CHP reports. The collisions are under investigation by the CHP.
“The California Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists who travel through the mountains to be constantly prepared for changing weather and roadway conditions, and reduce your speed,” said Officer Steve Skeen.