Driver who crashed through Sportsman’s Warehouse had suspended driver’s license
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The driver who crashed his car into a Carson City business, injuring five people, had just been at the DMV to dispute a driver’s license suspension in the moments before the crash.
Ronald Wilkerson was arrested January 27 for Reckless Driving with substantial bodily harm, driving on a suspended driver’s license and failure to maintain a travel lane.
The January 15th crash happened around 11 a.m. at the Sportsman’s Warehouse on Carson Street.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office says Wilkerson had left the DMV on Wright Way in his silver Toyota Prius, turned westbound and sped through the stop sign at Stewart Street. He then continued westbound over the curb at the east side entrance to the Sportsman’s Warehouse parking lot and continued westbound into the east side doors.
The doors happened to be opening when he entered the building at which point Wilkerson struck three people walking out of the building, and then struck three more near the cash register, officials said.
Wilkerson briefly stopped the vehicle then hit the gas again continuing westbound inside the store and coming to rest against the west interior wall of the store.
In total, five people were taken to hospitals for treatment, two were taken via CareFlight.
Wilkerson was booked at the Carson City Jail without incident.
ORIGINAL STORY: The driver who crashed through the Sportsman’s Warehouse in Carson City Friday morning may have had a medical emergency.
According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, it was still too early to determine if that was the case.
The crash was reported around 11 a.m. January 15, 2021.
Furlong says a man driving a Toyota Prius drove through the cement pillars outside the store and crashed through the east doors. The car came to rest against the west door.
Five people were injured. Two were taken to Renown Medical via CareFlight, and three were taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center by ambulance.
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