Now that the 2017 edition of Burning Man is over, reports of a second serious medical emergency have put a damper memories of the festival. It came to light that an attendee passed away after running into the Temple burn surfaced earlier in the week, and now reports have surfaced that another one was struck by a vehicle on the evening of Monday, the 3rd.
The 45-year-old male victim was sleeping in a tent in a dark area of the festival grounds with no roadways when a Ford flatbed truck allegedly ran him over. The 35-year-old female driver of the vehicle stopped and sought out medical assistance, and she is said to be cooperating with local authorities at this time.
The victim was airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. Despite suffering several injuries, he is in stable condition at the time of writing.
The 2017 edition of Burning Man ran from August 27th to September 4th. No additional reports of series injuries or fatalities have found their way to the public at this time.