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Highway Patrol trooper injured in accident on U.S. 95

Updated Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 9:24 a.m.

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A Nevada Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was injured in an accident this morning on southbound U.S. 95 at the Rancho Drive interchange in the northwest valley.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center's trauma unit, Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Fackrell said. The crash occurred at 7:49 a.m.

Fackrell said no other details were available on his injuries or possible injuries to other motorists.

U.S. 95 southbound was initially closed at the Rancho Drive exit. One lane reopened at about 9 a.m., Fackrell said.

Authorities weren't releasing the trooper's name this morning.

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  1. I observed them elsewhere in the valley quickly changing lanes without signaling in heavy traffic.

    We should get rid of these cops on cycles. Too risky and costly for the taxpayers. So they get to an accident faster, what are they going to do, strap an injured person to the back of the cycle and take them to the hospital??

  2. Police 101

    Amen! Hard to think of two easier things driving than signally lane changes and getting out of the fast lane. Yet every day scores of morons can't do either.

  3. Mred,

    Do you even read the things you post here?

    When was the last time you saw a police officer in any type of vehicle transport someone to a hospital?

    Also, you need to do research before posting about things you know nothing about. There are far less accidents with the motor officers then there are the guys in the cars.

    I know, facts are not part of your world but you should try it some time.

  4. TY Vegaslee, Nice to see I'm not the only one who thinks mred is just a troll.