Nevada Highway Patrol in Alamo investigated two traffic accidents several hours apart on the same stretch of highway on the same day.
The county 911 system received a call at 2:18 p.m. of an accident at mile marker 18, south of the Narrows on U.S. Highway 93.
Five unnamed persons, southbound in a four-door Nissan sedan with California plates, were injured in a single vehicle rollover.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department reported the vehicle was seen to lose control and roll over, ejecting some of the occupants. Two adults and three minors were in the vehicle and suffered serious injuries.
Pahranagat Valley Volunteer Fire and EMS responded. Two Life Flight helicopters were dispatched from Las Vegas and transported two of the minor-aged children. Several ground units from Las Vegas also responded and met up with the Pahranagat Valley Ambulances for transfer.
Later in the evening, at 6:56 p.m. on the same highway, at mile marker 20, a 4-door Ford pickup was reported to have rolled over, coming to rest upside down. The Sheriff’s Department said the 911 call came in from a grandmother of the occupants, two underage teenagers, who both suffered head injuries. The grandmother was not believed to be involved in the accident.
Again, the Pahranagat Valley ambulances met up with two responding Medic West ground units from Las Vegas.
NHP investigated both accidents, but no further information has been made available.