Carson City deputy injured in motorcycle accident
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 11:01am
A Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy was injured in a motorcycle accident Thursday near Lake Tahoe Club Drive and Old Clear Creek Road, the Nevada Highway Patrol reports.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2006 black and white, Harley Davidson Motorcycle ridden by Deputy Thomas McDonald was traveling southbound on Lake Tahoe Club Drive. For an unknown reason the motorcycle failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway and crossed the double yellow line, struck the northeast curb deflected off the curb, and continued traveled southbound in the northbound travel lane, according to NHP. The crash was reported to dispatch at 3:46 p.m.
The motorcycle traveled approximately 104 feet before coming to rest on its left side in the northbound travel lane. The deputy was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained minor injuries. Deputy McDonald was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center via Care Flight where he was treated for his injuries. Speed is believed to be a factor in this accident.
The Carson City Sheriffs Office was conducting a training exercise at Lake Tahoe Club Drive and Old Clear Creek Road near US50 West, and traffic was not affected by this.