At about 3:07 a.m. on Thursday, October 15th, troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident in Nevada’s Carson City. When they arrived at the scene, they found Beverly Howe, a 79-year-old Reno resident, dead.
In the car accident report, NHP officials placed the accident in the area of US-395A and Hobart Road. The preliminary investigation uncovered that a blue Saturn Vue, driven by the victim, traveled on the roadway, approaching Interstate 580 southbound on-ramp. The road intersects with Hobart.
The officials said that Howe’s vehicle struck a concrete jersey wall for unknown reasons, leaving her fatally injured. The incident remains under investigation with the NHP’s Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team heading it.
Drivers who are 65 and above can still drive for as long as possible, although there will be challenges from time to time. Safety tips for older drivers include staying physically active and improving their strength. It would enable them to carry out simple functions like moving their feet from the gas pedal to the brake.
Schedule regular hearing and vision tests as the two decline with age and are needed to drive safely. Manage medications and avoid taking pills that induce sleep. The latter covers tranquilizers, rest and pain medications, and cold remedies.
Older drivers must understand their bodies and limitations and make the necessary adjustments. Drive when the road is in good condition, avoid talking on the phone or texting and update driving skills.
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