Woman injured in Glenshire car accident
A woman injured in a head-on collision in Glenshire Friday was flown to a Reno hospital in critical condition.
Truckee Police, Truckee Fire and CareFlight responded to the crash of two cars on Glenshire Drive at 9:56 a.m. Friday. California Highway Patrol stoped traffic for more than an hour, Truckee Police said.
A woman driving a navy-blue Mercedes sedan was taken by CareFlight to Renown Hospital in Reno with possible multiple fractures including a compound fracture in her left leg, after firefighters removed the top of the car to extract the victim.
A man driving a Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that collided head-on with the Mercedes was released at the scene, Truckee Police Officer Jason Litchie said at the scene.
Although the cause of the accident was not immediately determined, Litchie said conditions were icy and very slick.
“We’ve had accidents all day,” Litchie said. “People haven’t been putting chains on two-wheel drive vehicles.”
The Mercedes, a two-wheel drive car, did not have chains on, Litchie said, adding that he recommends drivers take the time to put on chains.
“Don’t come into the Tahoe Basin with a two-wheel drive vehicle without chains,” Litchie said.