NEVADA – A dramatic incident unfolded in Verdi as a man was rushed to the hospital after his pickup truck veered off the road and plunged into the Truckee River. The harrowing event took place early Wednesday morning, prompting a swift response from multiple emergency agencies.
According to Nevada State Police, the incident occurred shortly before 7:45 a.m. when a Ford F-150 traveling west on SR 40 near Fallbrook struck a guardrail and careened into the water on the south side of the bridge. The pickup truck floated downstream for approximately 30 yards before coming to a halt.
The driver’s rescue became a collaborative effort involving the dedicated members of the HASTY TEAM Washoe County Search and Rescue, as well as the courageous responders from Reno Fire. Working together, they successfully extricated the trapped individual from the submerged vehicle.
Following the rescue operation, the injured man was swiftly transported to a nearby hospital for precautionary measures. The extent of his injuries remains unknown at this time. Fortunately, there were no other occupants inside the truck at the time of the incident.
The scene drew a significant presence from Nevada State Police, Reno Fire, REMSA, NDOT, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, who all promptly arrived to provide support and assistance.
As investigations into the cause of the accident continue.
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