Tartikoff and Other Motorist Share Blame for New Year's Day Accident
Feb. 10, 1991
RENO, Nev. (AP) _ Brandon Tartikoff and another motorist share the blame for a New Year's Day collision that injured the NBC executive and his daughter, an accident report said.
The Nevada Highway Patrol report released Friday concluded that Tartikoff, president of the NBC Entertainment Group, and motorist Stephen Manos contributed to the accident in Lake Tahoe.
Prosecutors said Monday no criminal charges will be filed.
Tartikoff, 41, was turning onto U.S. Highway 50 when his car was struck by Manos' car, the report said. Manos, 18, had braked and swerved in a failed attempt to avoid the collision.
Tartikoff failed to yield the right-of-way and was inattentive and Manos was driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone, the report said.
Tartikoff suffered a broken pelvis and ribs in the accident near his Lake Tahoe vacation home. His 8-year-old daughter, Calla, remained hospitalized in serious but stable condition, recovering from head injuries.