Staff Reports · 2 min read
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Medical bills are beginning to stack up for Randy Anderson and his family, and friends are attempting to raise funds to help offset costs.
Anderson, a Douglas High alum who grew up in Carson Valley, was the victim of a hit-and-run the morning of Aug. 3 while attempting to assist with a separate crash east of Sparks.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol reports, Anderson, 47, was driving home from work when he witnessed a single-vehicle rollover on westbound I-80 in Lockwood around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 3.
He pulled over and began walking toward the crash to assist. A semi-truck and trailer heading west on I-80 swerved for debris in the roadway and Anderson was struck, getting caught between the semi-truck and his own pickup truck.
The driver of the semi-truck then fled the scene.
Anderson suffered critical injuries — including a crushed pelvis, crushed ribs and broken legs — and has had to undergo numerous surgeries to treat his injuries. He’s in line for several more surgeries as well.
Anderson, who lives in Carson City, has a 7-year-old daughter and a three-month-old daughter. Friends have organized GoFundMe pages here and here to help defray the medical costs and help the family while he recovers.
The Nevada Highway Patrol is looking for a semi-truck with a white door on the back of the trailer with damage to its right side and gray paint scraped against its side.
Anyone with information that may help locate the semi-truck or its driver is urged to call Trooper Chris Kelly at 775-687-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding NHP case #170800218.