August 21, 2014
RENO, Nev. -- Reno police are using an accident in which two people were thrown from their pickup as a reminder for drivers and passengers to buckle up.
The two-car crash happened Sunday at the intersection of Wells Avenue and Second Street. According to Reno Police, an older model pickup was traveling north on Wells and a newer pickup was headed east on Second Street. One of the trucks ran a red light and the force of the crash threw the two people in the older pickup into the street. Police say it was an older couple and it doesn't appear they were wearing seat belts.
"This is a prime example of why we want to wear our seat belts," said Sgt. Brian Adamson of the Reno Police Department. " You never know where and when these collisions are going to occur... its important to buckle up and stay buckled the entire time you drive."
The driver of the newer pickup was not injured.