By Vernon Robison
Moapa Valley Progress
One of the victims in a Logandale auto accident died last week at University Medical Center hospital. Barbara Marie Nelson, 73, of Spokane, Washington, died on Tuesday, January 17 of complications from multiple injuries received in an auto accident, according to the Clark County Coroners office. Nelson was a winter resident of the Fun N Sun Trailer Village in Overton.
The accident occurred at around 7:00 a.m. on January 11 on Moapa Valley Blvd. at the Gubler Bridge in Logandale. Nelson was on her way to Mesquite that morning to play Bingo, according to friend and next door neighbor Annette Blank who was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident.
As Nelson and Blank approached the bridge, a Toyota Camry driven by a Logandale teen on his way to attend classes at the high school, turned left at the bridge into Nelson’s path. According to Nevada Highway Patrol authorities, the front of the Toyota struck the left front of Nelson’s vehicle.
Both Nelson and Blank received moderate to serious injuries. Nelson was transported by lifeflight to UMC Hospital in Las Vegas. Blank was transported by ambulance.
Blank was released after receiving treatment for her injuries. But Nelson’s injuries were more severe.
“They said that she had broken some ribs and had a hairline fracture to her pelvis,” Blank said. “She was having a lot of trouble breathing.”
Blank said that Nelson would be greatly missed by those around her.
“She was a good neighbor and a great friend,” she said. “It is a very sad situation.”