HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) A pedestrian was airlifted after he was struck by a truck while attempting to cross Bear Valley Road.
At 8:25 p.m. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies with the Hesperia Station, Firefighters with the San Bernardino County Fire Department and American Medical Response ambulance were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian call.
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Upon arrival, authorities located a White adult male pedestrian lying in the eastbound lane of Bear Valley Road just west of Mojave Fish Hatchery Road.
“I was driving in this lane (the #2 lane) and didn’t notice him until I hit him,” the male driver of the Toyota Tacoma told Victor Valley News before he was detained at the scene.
Deputy LaFond administered a field sobriety test and requested a blood draw at the scene. The driver of the Tacoma was subsequently placed under arrest under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, LaFond said.
LaFond stated that several witnesses reported the pedestrian crossing the roadway. One witness said she was driving and swerved to miss the pedestrian which put the Tacoma directly in the path of the pedestrian.
The Tacoma sustained major front-end damage including a broken windshield. The pedestrian sustained major injuries but is expected to survive the incident.