The Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) released intense body cam footage from an icy chain-reaction crash that happened in Reno on Tuesday.
The crashes occurred on U.S. 395 at Panther Valley in Reno, Nevada, around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: S/B 395 is shut down at Golden. All traffic is being diverted onto the off-ramp for a 17 vehicle crash at Panther including a CMV and NHP unit. The Sgt was out of his vehicle at the time. No ETA for reopening yet as we’re still waiting on multiple tow trucks. pic.twitter.com/4eHr3dckWy
— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthernComm) March 9, 2021
Police said that the pileup was caused by “motorists traveling too fast for the icy roadway conditions.”
One person was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries following the pileup. All other injuries were minor.
“There’s a common theme in weather-related crashes and it comes down to your speed. If there’s inclement weather or slick road conditions, you absolutely need to slow down and give yourself plenty of following distance and time to react. The posted speed limit is meant for ideal weather conditions with dry pavement; traveling at highway speeds with ice or snow on the roadway is not advised.
We’re expecting more winter weather over the next few days. Please slow down and keep yourself safe, keep yourself visible, and wear your seatbelt. If you need our assistance, don’t hesitate to call *NHP.“
Take a look at the body cam video below.