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Family of 3 hurt after car crashes into semi on Mojave Drive

UPDATE 12/4 – Sheriff’s officials announced in a press release that the driver of the semi, a 62-year old Victorville man, failed to yield at the stop sign on East Trail while turning left onto Mojave Drive and drove into the path of the Honda.

The driver of the Honda, a 26-year old Victorville man, was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. A 24-year old female and a 5-year old child were passengers in the Honda. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for arm pain and abrasions. The child, who was restrained in a car seat, did not suffer any visible injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

The driver of the semi was uninjured and was cited for failure to yield.

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) – A family of three had to be extricated from their vehicle Sunday afternoon after a they crashed into a tractor-trailer.

The crash occurred just before 3:00 pm, at the intersection of Mojave Drive and East Trail in Victorville. When first responders arrived they located a 2000 Honda Civic lodged under the trailer of the semi with two adults and one child inside.

According to officials, the child was properly restrained inside a car seat and the two adults required extrication from the vehicle.

The adult male sustained the most life threatening injures and was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center and later airlifted to a trauma center. The mother and child were transported by ground ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with non life threatening wounds.

According to a witness, the Honda was traveling eastbound on Mojave Drive when the semi attempted to make a left hand turn from East Trail. Unable to stop, the vehicle slammed into the trailer.

The official cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Victorville sheriff’s station.

Information will be updated as it is received.

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