This year’s Burning Man has met with a sad conclusion.
After news of the passing of a 41-year old who ran into the ceremonial man burn, unfortunately, the bad news has continued. Black Rock City news reports detail that another attendee had been sent to intensive care after he was hit by a car while sleeping in a tent on the final evening of the festival.
According to a statement released on Wednesday morning from Nevada’s Pershing County Sheriff’s office, the man remains stable in intensive care — no further updates have been given.
The male victim — whose name is also not being released as the incident remains under investigation — was sleeping in his dark tent on Monday night when a Ford flatbed truck drove onto a non-roadway area of the festival and crashed into the tent. The driver of the car stopped, flagged down medical assistance and cooperated with officials during the investigation.
Upwards of 70,000 people attended the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles north of Reno this year.