NHP Trooper Injured in Rear-End Crash on Highway 395 [Reno, NV]
Rear-End Crash on Highway 395 Injures NHP Trooper in Reno
RENO, NV (January 13, 2021) – A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper suffered injuries in a rear-end crash on Highway 395 Wednesday night in the Panther Valley area.
According to NHP officials, the incident took place in the northbound lanes at around 8:00 p.m.
The trooper was reportedly slowing down to remove a chair from the highway when a vehicle hit the cruiser from behind.
Based on reports, it was the fifth time that the trooper had been hit. The trooper sustained minor injuries and did not require treatment at a hospital.
Meanwhile, there was no information available about the other vehicle involved.
Officials summoned a tow truck to help in cleanup at the scene. Two lanes of Highway 395 remained closed for the duration of the emergency response. All lanes reopened at about 9:00 p.m.
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