Two rollover accidents that occurred almost exactly 12 hours apart over the weekend resulted in no serious injuries to the occupants.
Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee reported the first accident occurred at 4:29 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 16, near mile marker 4 on SR 318 in Hiko.
Lee said the car, an SUV driven by a mother with four children, ran off the road and rolled over three times, coming to rest in the fields east of the highway. Lee said all the occupants, names and ages not given, were wearing seatbelts or in child car seats, and were shaken up but not injured, other than minor scrapes and bruises.
Law enforcement speculated the driver fell asleep and went off the road. The driver was able to leave the vehicle and go to a nearby home to request help. Hiko ambulance and EMS responded to 911 calls and treated everyone on scene. No transport was necessary.
Later that afternoon, about 4:30, the other rollover accident happened about 25 miles west of Rachel on SR 375.
Cause of the accident was not reported, and apparently the man and woman, whose names, ages, or places of residence not given, were able to catch a ride with a passing vehicle to the Little A’Le’Inn where the dispatch center was called. Pahranagat Valley Volunteer Fire and Ambulance responded. Both victims were treated at the Little A’Le’Inn but were not transported to the hospital in Caliente.