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1 Injured in Head-On Crash on Highland Ranch Parkway [Sparks, NV]

1 Injured in Head-On Crash on Highland Ranch Parkway [Sparks, NV]

One Hospitalized after Highland Ranch Parkway Head-On Crash in Sparks

 
Sparks, NV (September 4, 2020) – Thursday afternoon, one person sustained injuries in a head-on crash on Highland Ranch Parkway.
 
The incident happened on Thursday, September 3.
 
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue reported one person had to be extricated, and one was taken to the hospital for immediate aide.
 
Moreover, the road between Apple Blossom Drive and Midnight Drive was temporarily closed. It has since reopened after the investigation.
 
According to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year. In 2017, 485,866 accidents were reported solely in the state of California. It is therefore important to follow all the traffic laws to avoid these types of accidents.

Safety Driving Tips

  • Aim high in steering, i.e., don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you, but rather what is down the road. If the drive is winding to the right, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your shifts smoother.
  • Scan the road 1/2 mile a full mile ahead to recognize potential hazards in time.
  • Be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Driving defensively prepares you for emergency situations.
  • Use road signals to communicate with those you are driving alongside.
  • Above all, drive responsibly. However, if you see yourself unfit to drive, use a ride share app instead.

    What to do after an accident