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2 Airlifted after fiery rollover crash in Victorville; One Ejected

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( Two men with life-threatening injuries were airlifted from a rollover crash on Highway 395 north of Palmdale Road Thursday.

San Bernardino County Fire was called to the scene of a single vehicle crash at about 5:00 pm. on July 20, 2017.

For reasons still unknown, a dark blue BMW occupied by three men was traveling northbound on 395 when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to rollover several times.

According to a witness, one person was ejected, bystanders helped remove a second occupant who was partially ejected, and a third person self-extricated from the BMW.

When first responders arrived, the vehicle was engulfed in flames while two victims laid on the ground.

A Victor Valley resident who identified himself as JP said he rushed to the burning car and pulled the partially ejected man out.

“I saw the car on fire and just ran to it and pulled the passenger out. He was already half way out the window and leaning against the tree,” JP said.

Two airships were requested for both critically injured patients. A third patient declined medical transport at the scene.

SB County Fire spokesman Ryan Vacarro said RSI (Rapid Sequence Incubation) was required for one the patients. “The patient was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center to stabilize before airlifting to a trauma center,” said Vacarro.

The crash prompted officials to shut down Highway 395 in both directions between Crossroads Way and Seneca Road. At about 5:50 pm, deputies were allowing traffic through one lane at a time. It’s unknown how long the closure will remain in effect.

The Major Accident Investigation Team will respond to the scene and handle the investigation into the crash.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.

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