Several people were transported to hospitals here and in Las Vegas over the long weekend after emergency responders were called to two separate vehicle accidents reported on local highways around Pahrump.
On Monday Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services, Nye County Sheriff’s deputies and the Nevada Highway Patrol were called to respond to a report of a two-vehicle accident around 8:30 a.m. on State Route 160 near the intersection of State Route 160 and Harris Farm Road.
According to reports, the driver of a gold-colored Volvo traveling northbound on the highway reportedly left the roadway and over-corrected attempting to right her vehicle, causing the Volvo to hit a red Chevy.
The impact of the collision reportedly caused the Chevy to spin out and the vehicle eventually came to a stop after it rolled off the road onto its top on the side of the highway.
The three occupants of the Chevy were wearing seat belts at the time of the incident, but a dog riding in the vehicle with them was reportedly ejected from the car, sustaining what appeared to be serious injuries.
Although Animal Control was called to the scene to assist with the dog, the third passenger of the Chevy reportedly decided to take the dog to be treated themself.
A woman and child traveling in the Chevy were transported to Desert View Hospital for further treatment. But the driver of the Volvo was reportedly uninjured.
Both vehicles sustained significant damages in the collision. The front end of the gold Volvo was completely smashed in and the Chevy appeared to be totaled as the top was crunched in and pieces, including at least one bumper, had been ripped from the vehicle.
Emergency response personnel were also reportedly requested to respond to another two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. on U.S. 95 near the intersection of 95 and State Route 160.
According to reports the two vehicles collided on the highway causing serious injuries to at least three people who had to be airlifted to the trauma center at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment of their injuries.
PVFRS Fire Chief Scott Lewis additionally reported several additional passengers involved in the incident were transported to Desert View Hospital for treatment of their injuries as well.
The area was shut down to traffic around the site of the collision Sunday while Mercy Air landed to take the three more seriously injured passengers to Las Vegas. The highway lanes remained closed for a short period as first responders worked to assess and transport the additional patients locally and investigate the cause of the accident.