A car traveling north on SR 170 missed the curve outside of Bunkerville and traveled down the river embankment stopping near the Riverside Bridge. The sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to Mesa View Regional Hospital. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.

A car traveling north on SR 170 missed the curve outside of Bunkerville and traveled down the river embankment stopping near the Riverside Bridge. The sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to Mesa View Regional Hospital. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.

A vehicle traveling north on SR 170 towards Mesquite missed the curve outside of Bunkerville and left the road. Missing the bridge abutment by several feet the car slid down the river embankment stopping yards short of the water.

Emergency crews from Mesquite and Bunkerville responded to the scene within minutes. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also responded but called the Nevada Highway Patrol who took control of the accident scene because SR 170 is a state highway.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to Mesa View Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.