APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) —Two people were flown to a trauma center after a traffic collision in Apple Valley on Labor Day Monday.
It happened at 10:21 a.m., at the intersection of Dale Evans Parkway and Highway 18 and involved a white Ford F-150 and a gray Toyota Camry.
Firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District, deputies with the Apple Valley Sheriff’s station, and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to the crash located the white pick-up truck on its roof.
Battalion Chief Jim Hulbert, with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District, told Victor Valley News firefighters were able to remove the occupants from the truck without requiring extrication. Firefighters requested two helicopters to airlift both patients to trauma centers. Helicopters Mercy Air 2 and County helicopter H-325 landed at St. Mary’s Medical Center and subsequently transported both occupants to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
A third patient from the Ford was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. Four other occupants did not require medical treatment.
The official cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Apple Valley Police Department.