Monday, December 5, 2016

Two Airlifted and Four Others Injured After Traffic Collision on Highway 395

A firefighter carries an infant inside of a car seat to a waiting ambulance. (photo by Gabriel D. Espinoza)
A firefighter carries an infant inside of a car seat to a waiting ambulance. (photo by Gabriel D. Espinoza)

HESPERIA-(VVNG.com): Two patients were airlifted and four were transported by ground ambulances following a major injury traffic collision on Highway 395 near Mesa Street and north of Main Street. At about 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13th a traffic collision occurred between a van, a sedan and a motorcycle.

Per scanner traffic, one patient was trapped in a four door sedan requiring extrication. Two patients were transferred to a nearby landing zone to be transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Loma Linda Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The other four patients, including two adults and two juveniles were transported by ground ambulances to Loma Linda Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

(photo by Gabriel D. Espinoza)
(photo by Gabriel D. Espinoza)

Highway 395 was completely shut down in both directions between Main Street and Eucalyptus Street until about 10:00 p.m.

All Victor Valley Hospitals including St. Mary’s, Victor Valley Global Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital were on redirect causing the patients transported by ground to be transported to Loma Linda Medical Center for treatment.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. There is no further information regarding the extent of the injuries at this time, information will be updated as it is received.

Also See: Are Hospitals in the Victor Valley Ready For a Disaster?

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