Sheriff: Victim critically injured after being struck by vehicle at Burning Man

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A male victim suffered critical injuries after being struck by a vehicle Monday at Burning Man, according to the Pershing County sheriff.

Authorities received a report of a vehicle hitting a tent on Monday, Sept. 4, just before 8 p.m., Sheriff Jerry Allen confirmed to News 4-Fox 11.

A male individual sleeping inside the tent suffered major injuries and had to be airlifted to Renown, Allen said. The victim was in ICU and stable as of Tuesday.

Allen said the driver of the vehicle was a Burning Man employee driving a large truck with the headlights off.

This is the second incident involving serious injuries at the event this year. On Saturday, a 41-year-old man ran into a fire and suffered severe burns. He later died Sunday at the UC Davis hospital burn center.

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