NHP Trooper is Almost Hit While on the Job

April 25, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
NHP Trooper is Almost Hit While on the Job

Last week, on April 13th, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka was conducting his routine patrol on I-15 around 1:00 AM. Smaka noticed a stopped vehicle and automobile in the travel lane stopped to check out the situation. While Trooper Smaka was standing by the stopped vehicle another car being operated by an intoxicated driver slammed into Smaka's patrol car. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident and Smaka quickly radioed for help. The incident shut down several lanes of the freeway near Allegiant Stadium for a few hours. The intoxicated driver was arrested for DUI. No more information is available at this time. “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.”


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.