Published Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 | 11:54 a.m.
Updated Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 | 1:54 p.m.
A man crashed his car into an abandoned car today on northbound U.S. 95, causing both vehicles to catch fire and closing the highway for nearly two hours.
Nevada Highway Patrol responded the vehicle fires at about 11:15 a.m. on the shoulder of northbound U.S. 95 near Charleston Boulevard. The vehicles were engulfed in flames after a man driving a Dodge Challenger drifted onto the shoulder and hit an abandoned car parked there, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and Clark County Fire extinguished the fires, and the highway reopened at about 1 p.m. The accident caused extended traffic delays for drivers going northbound on U.S. 95 near Charleston Boulevard.
The driver was transported to University Medical Center with minor burn injuries, Hixson said.