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Man, 58, struck by vehicle in Hesperia airlifted to trauma center

HESPERIA, Calif. (news release) – A 58-year-old Hesperia man was struck by a vehicle as he walked outside a marked crosswalk on Main Street Monday night, officials said.

On December 18, 2017, at approximately 6:20 pm, Deputies from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station and personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department were dispatched to a vehicle vs pedestrian traffic collision near the intersection of Main Street and Third Avenue in the City of Hesperia.

Deputies and Fire personnel arrived on scene and found an adult male pedestrian down in the roadway of the west bound lanes of Main Street. The pedestrian was identified as Wayne Porter, who was suffering from major injuries as a result of the collision.

Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene it was determined that Porter had been crossing Main Street, west of Third Avenue outside of the marked crosswalk when he was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet sedan traveling west in the number two lane of Main Street.

The collision caused major injuries to Porter as well as major damage to the involved vehicle. Porter was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he is receiving ongoing treatment for his injuries.

The driver of the involved vehicle cooperated with investigators and did not receive any injuries during the collision.

The Hesperia Station Traffic Division is conducting the investigation and anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Deputy Jeremy Deberg or Sergeant Doug Hubbard from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760) 947-1500.

The pedestrian was airlifted from Hesperia airport to an out of area trauma center. (photo by Ashlynn Marie Duffey)
The pedestrian was airlifted from Hesperia airport to an out of area trauma center. (photo by Ashlynn Marie Duffey)

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