BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. — Northern Nevada authorities say a man suffered critical injuries after being hit by a vehicle during the Burning Man countercultural festival at the Black Rock Desert.

Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen tells KRNV-TV (http://bit.ly/2eLXlvb) that the vehicle ran into the tent the man was sleeping inside of on Monday. According to Allen, the driver was a Burning Man employee who had been operating a large truck with the headlights off.

Allen says the man suffered majored injuries and was airlifted to a hospital in Reno. As of Tuesday, the man was in an intensive care unit.

The incident follows the death of a festival attendee who ran into a fire and suffered fatal burns.


Information from: KRNV-TV, http://www.mynews4.com