One person was severely injured Friday, July 29, 2016, when a semi tractor/trailer he was operating rolled over onto its side and slid into the center meridian at Mile Post 55 on U.S. Highway 93.

Golden Valley Fire District (GVFD) personnel from Stations 11 and 12 responded in their “attack units” at noon to the report of a single-vehicle accident.

When the firefighters arrived on scene, they ultimately had to extricate the driver from the semi and treat him for injuries to his arm. Once the male driver was treated at the scene, he was then transported via a Guardian Air helicopter to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for evaluation and further medical treatment.

According to GVFD Duty Officer Captain Dave Cunningham, who also responded to the call, the driver of the semi that was traveling in a southerly direction on the highway, told him that he had overcorrected when his vehicle veered off the roadway, causing the accident.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by DPS.