By Kelsey Givens
One Nevada Highway Patrol trooper is at home resting after he was injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 372 and Blagg Road Wednesday morning.
The collision occurred when another vehicle reportedly tried to turn in front of the officer’s patrol car.
Trooper Pat Walker was reportedly traveling on State Route 372 when he observed a vehicle passing him that he felt he needed to pull over. The officer turned on his lights and sirens and began to make a u-turn on the highway to follow the other vehicle.
As he was in the process of completing the turn, a white electrical truck pulled out in front of him, colliding with the officer’s patrol car.
Walker suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident and was transported from the scene to Desert View Hospital to be treated.
He was later released and is now reportedly at home recovering from the accident.
The trooper’s patrol vehicle sustained significant damage in the accident, and appeared to have much of the front end smashed in.
Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services, NHP and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene.
The highway was shut down for quite some time as both NCSO and NHP’s major accident unit from Las Vegas conducted an investigation.
As of Thursday morning the incident was still under investigation and no citations had yet been issued to anyone involved in the incident.