Sparks, NV (February 24, 2020) – Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Sparks, Nevada on Saturday, February 22nd. The accident occurred on I-80 WB near Derby Dam at around 7:30 p.m. The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that two vehicles were involved in the accident.
Initial reports revealed that one vehicle crossed the centerline of the highway, colliding with another vehicle head-on. Three injured parties were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of sustained injuries. Impairment is not believed to be a factor in the accident.
The identities of the injured parties have been withheld. NHP is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Accidents in Nevada
Head-on crashes are often deadly, accounting for 10 percent of fatal crashes each year. In 2017, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that head-on collisions had an astounding 58 percent fatality rate. These accidents often happen outside of urban areas on long roadways.
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