NHP trooper hurt in Sunday crash sent home from hospital

The Nevada Highway Patrol trooper whose patrol car was hit by two cars in 30 minutes over the weekend is resting comfortably at home, the agency said Monday.

NHP has not identified the 34-year-old man by name.

It happened just before noon Sunday, during the valley’s record-breaking rainfall. NHP said cars were going to fast on a wet southbound U.S. Highway 95 southbound, near Eastern Avenue, when the trooper’s patrol car was hit the first time by a green Honda sedan. He wasn’t in it at the time, and the collision caused only minor damage.

Almost 30 minutes later in the same area, the trooper was in the patrol car when it was struck, NHP said. A southbound, gold Ford 500 hit a blue Toyota Camry before striking the patrol unit and overturning, NHP said.

The back of the patrol car was smashed after the second crash.

The trooper and two women in the Ford 500 were taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The 34-year-old trooper suffered minor head injuries and was released from the hospital.

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