Firefightes from Las Vegas & Clark County work to free man pinned inside pickup

Two passengers and the driver of a CAT Paratransit Bus were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries along with the driver of a pickup that ran into the rear of the bus. The driver of the pickup had to be cut from the wreckage, he was transported to UMC's Trauma Unit in critical condition. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue was notified of the accident on Sahara Avenue, westbound, just before Rainbow Blvd. at 9:11AM this morning. When they arrived on the scene, they found a pickup truck had rear-ended the bus, the pickup was up underneath the bus and the driver was pinned. Firefighters and Paramedics found three people on a CAT Paratransit Bus, a man in 70's and a woman in her 50's (both were in wheelchairs) along with a female driver , in her 30's. The man was taken to Valley Hospital, the two woman to UMC to be checked out, they did not appear to have any obvious injuries and were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the pickup, a male in his early 20's, was critically injured and was unconscious when emergency workers arrived. Firefighters needed the assistance of Clark County Fire Department's Heavy Rescue Unit 23 to free the man from the pickup, which took approximately 15 minutes. The late model, full size Chevy pickup was completely destroyed. The bus sustained only moderate damage to the right-rear section.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by Metro.