SPARKS — At 5:17 p.m. on Wednesday, the Sparks Police Department received a call of an injury accident at the intersection of Rock Boulevard and Hymer Avenue.
Emergency responders arrived within minutes of the call and discovered a two vehicle accident with one of the occupants trapped inside one of the involved vehicles.
The initial investigation indicates a gold 1983 Nissan Maxima was traveling north on Rock Boulevard and attempted to make a left turn onto Hymer Avenue in front of a south bound tan 1983 Toyota truck, which had the right of way.
The Toyota struck the Nissan, pushing it into a building and light pole located on the south west corner of Rock Boulevard and Hymer Avenue. This caused the Nissan passenger compartment to be crushed, trapping the driver who was the single occupant of the vehicle.
The Sparks Fire Department extricated the driver of the Nissan and he was transported to Renown Medical Center with life threatening injuries.
The two occupants of the Toyota complained of minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene. The structural damage to the building was minimal and it was unoccupied at the time of the collision.
Information obtained from medical personnel alleges the driver of the Nissan could have suffered from a medical problem prior to the collision and alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor.
It appears that the driver of the Nissan was not wearing his seat belt, which also could have contributed to the severity of his injuries.
Witnesses can call the Sparks Police Department Traffic Division at 353-2432 or Secret Witness at 322-4900 with information.