Nevada Highway Patrol responded to two rollover accidents on different roads earlier this month.
NHP Sgt. Guy Davis said the first accident was March 7 on State Route 318, about 25 miles north of Hiko. A 1998 white Ford pickup driven by a 46-year old male, traveling southbound, about 12:45 p.m., went off the highway and rolled over. The unidentified driver was not ejected from the vehicle, but suffered severe injuries.
Davis said the cause of the accident was apparently the driver fell asleep. He was taken by Pahranagat Valley Ambulance to meet Flight for Life further south on U.S. 93, then flown to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas.
The second accident occurred March 8 about 10:20 a.m. on the curves along U.S. 93 in the Crystal Narrows.
A 1997 White Chevy Silverado with four occupants heading south, entered the curve at too high rate of speed, went off the roadway, overcorrected, came back across the highway, up an embankment, rolled over and came to rest on its wheels.
Davis said the driver was a 33-year old male from Las Vegas. Names of the other occupants, an adult female and two juveniles, were not given. Davis said it did not appear the occupants were from the same family.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies and Pahranagat Valley Fire and EMS and Nevada Department of Transportation responded.
Three of the victims were transported to UMC in Las Vegas by two Mercy Air helicopters and Medic West Ambulance with serious injuries. One person complained of head trauma, lacerations and heart problems. Another man complained of back pains and neck injury. A woman in the pickup had lacerations, and a fourth person, a male, suffered only minor injuries.