By Kelsey Givens
The intersection of Pahrump Valley Boulevard and Bourbon Street was the site of two different vehicle accidents within a four-day period between Friday morning and Monday afternoon.
Emergency responders were called to the intersection Monday after witnesses at the scene said a white Isuzu Rodeo slammed into the back of a stopped dark grey Dodge pickup truck at the intersection.
One witness said the dark grey truck appeared to be waiting to turn left onto Bourbon Street, when the Isuzu Rodeo slammed on its brakes to slow down as it approached the intersection, but still hit the waiting truck causing damage to both vehicles.
The front end of the Isuzu Rodeo on the driver’s side was completely crunched in, and a large piece appeared to be missing from the rear passenger’s side of the truck.
One person in the Isuzu Rodeo was transported from the scene to Desert View Hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the collision.
The intersection remained blocked off as Nye County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the incident and waited for a tow truck to remove the damaged vehicles from the scene.
Police and medics were called out to the same intersection Friday morning after 11 a.m. for a report of a three-vehicle accident, which ended up sending two to the hospital with minor injuries.
The initial collision reportedly occurred between a white Dodge pickup truck and red four-door Volkswagen.
That collision then pushed one of those vehicles forward, at which time it struck the back of a silver Toyota Prius, causing minor damages to the vehicle.
Initially only one person, the driver of the Volkswagen, was believed to need to be transported to the hospital for further medical care, as all others involved had refused medical transports from the scene.
As the investigation of the incident went on, however, a passenger riding in the truck decided she too wanted to be taken to the hospital for further care.
Medics then helped remove her from the vehicle and took her in a second ambulance to the hospital.
Though two were taken for further care, their injuries didn’t appear to be life threatening at the time of the collision.