HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) Nearly a dozen people were treated for various injuries following a multi-vehicle traffic collision Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
It happened at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mesa Street and Seventh Avenue in Hesperia.
When emergency crews arrived they located three vehicles with major damage and multiple patients with various injuries reported.
Due to the number of injured, San Bernardino County Fire upgraded their response to a “mass casualty incident” allowing additional resources to respond.
A medical helicopter and five ground ambulances were requested to respond to the scene, according to a San Bernardino County Fire tweet.
An infant in one of the involved vehicles was the most critically injured. The child was transported by ground to Desert Valley Medical Center and later airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Based on preliminary reports, witnesses said the crash was caused by one of the involved parties who ran a stop sign and collided with the other vehicles.
The Hesperia Sheriff’s station is handling the investigation. Information will be updated as it is received.