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40-foot fall victim airlifted to UMC Trauma

At least two fall victims, motor vehicle crashes and a bicycle versus a pedestrian collision engaged Pahrump fire crews over the past several days.

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Lewis said his crews were summoned to the desert area not far from Barney Street after a man took a fall last Tuesday afternoon, where the victim was flown to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas.

Lewis noted the Nye County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the incident.

“This occurred in the desert just north of Barney Street near Frontier Way,” he said. “While en route, we were informed that this person had fallen approximately 40 feet down a rock face. It was described to us that this patient appeared to have sustained severe injuries. We took over patient care and with a quick assessment, we determined that flight was required for the described and visual injuries.”

Later that same day, crews were dispatched to the 200 block of West Tough Girl Road for a manure fire just after 5 p.m.

Lewis said windy conditions extended the fire quickly.

“Crews made good progress fighting the fire and extinguishing it in short fashion. There were no extensions to any of the nearby structures.”

Roughly three hours later fire crews were dispatched to 1341 East Basin Ave., following reports of a car versus pedestrian collision.

“Upon arrival, we found a security guard protecting one of the nearby businesses and he was evidently struck by a vehicle that was pulling into the parking lot,” Lewis said. “The security guard was overseeing the front area of the business parking lot and there was some kind of contact from a lurching vehicle. Crews made contact with the security guard and his injuries warranted transport to the local hospital.”

On Wednesday morning, fire crews responded to East Simkins Road for a report of an injury crash involving a motorcyclist just after 8 a.m., near the Calvada Meadows Aeropark.

“We found a motorcyclist down on the side of the road,” Lewis said. “A quick assessment was done and the patient sustained injuries which required a trip to the trauma unit. We brought Mercy Air 21 to the scene where a landing zone was established on the north end of the runway near the fuel storage cell. Patient care was transferred there and that patient was transported to trauma.”

A man working around his residence sustained injuries after falling from a ladder on Thursday afternoon in the town of Crystal.

That patient was transported by ground to Desert View Hospital.

A few hours later, paramedics were dispatched to the area of Jane Avenue and Turner Street after reports of shots fired in the area.

“We were dispatched for a level one staging for a reported police action,” Lewis said. “We were later released after the situation was remedied by the sheriff’s office.

Several hours later fire crews responded to the 800 block of East Highway 372 for what appeared to be a peculiar call for service just before 8:30 p.m.

“We were dispatched for a report of a pedestrian versus bicycle accident in the area,” Lewis said. “Upon arrival, we found a person who had claimed injuries from such contact. The incident is under investigation by the sheriff’s office to determine the validity of the report. However, one person was transported to the local hospital.”

A motor vehicle crash involving property occurred Friday evening along the 5000 block of East Manse Road, Lewis said.

“The initial report was a vehicle went through a perimeter fence and into a tractor on the property,” he said. “Crews in fact found that mechanism. The patient had self-extricated from the vehicle and was transported to Desert View Hospital.

Also on Friday, fire crews responded to an injury crash involving an all-terrain vehicle.

“There were reports of significant injuries in the area of Chowchilla and David streets,” Lewis said. “Upon arrival, crews did a quick assessment of the patient and found those injuries warranted a trip to the trauma center. Mercy Air 21 responded to the scene. Patient care was transferred and that patient was flown to trauma. During a secondary part of the investigation, it was determined that there actually had been a second rider on that vehicle when it crashed and our crews provided care and transported that patient to the local hospital.”

Contact reporter Selwyn Harris at sharris@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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