Accidents include school bus mishap

A four-vehicle accident on Williams Avenue tied up traffic Wednesday morning.

A four-vehicle accident on Williams Avenue tied up traffic Wednesday morning.

A tractor-trailer rig sideswiped a Churchill County school bus Wednesday afternoon near 4455 Schurz Highway.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reporter no injurIes although paramedics from Banner Churchill Community Hospital responded with a crew. The Churchill County Sheriff’s deputy responded first to the accident.

According to the NHP and eyewitnesses at the scene, the school bus driver had activated warning lights and stop signs. As she was slowing down, she told Churchill County School District personnel the truck did not appear to be slowing down, so she began to pull off onto the shoulder.

The NHP, in its investigation report, said the tractor-trailer clipped the left side of the bus, tearing away the extended stop sign. The driver of the truck pulled off the road once he passed the bus. The NHP said the driver was cited for failure to yield to a school bus.

Children were transported from the damaged bus to another school bus and taken home.


A multi-vehicle accident on West Williams Avenue near Dalton Street on Wednesday involved four vehicles.

Only minor injuries were reported.

According to Fallon Police, three cars were stopped for a traffic light at Whitaker Lane: Lori Bishop of Fallon, Mavlyn Goble-Pierce of Milsap, Texas, and Wayne Porter of Fallon. A Chevy pickup driven by Jessica Beeman of Fallon slammed into Porter’s Jeep and caused a chain reaction. FPD said Beemer was cited for failure to use due care.

The Nevada Department of Transported assisted with traffic control. The Fallon/Churchill Fire Department checked the area for spilled gasoline.


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