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Update: 2 airlifted after early morning crash on highway 18 in Apple Valley

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APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) A 19-year-old from Fontana and his passenger were airlifted to trauma centers after they were critically injured in an early morning crash.

The crash involving a 2010 Chrysler Sebring and a 2016 Nissan Versa happened at 6:42 a.m. in the intersection of Highway 18 and Milpas Road in Apple Valley.

According to officials, the Versa was traveling northbound on Milpas approaching SR-18 and the Chrysler was eastbound on SR-18 traveling at the ‘posted speed limit’.

“The driver of the Nissan Versa made a left turn onto SR-18, directly into the path of the Chrysler Sebring,” CHP officials said in a news release.

The front of the Chrysler Sebring collided with the left side of the Nissan Versa, causing major injuries to driver, and the right front passenger of the Nissan Versa.

Both occupants were extricated from the vehicle by firefighters using the jaws of life. Both were airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. There condition remains unknown at this time.

The 33-year-old male driver and right front passenger of the Chrysler Sebring received minor injuries and were not transported to a medical facility.

Alcohol or drugs is not believed to be a factor in this collision.

This investigation will be handled to its conclusion by Victorville CHP Officer B. Diaz, #19176, of the Victorville CHP office. Anyone with any information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Victorville CHP at (760) 241-1186.

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Motorcyclist airlifted after crash on Pawnee Rd and Highway 18 in Apple Valley

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A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tuesday night crash on Highway 18. (Hugo C. Mary's Valdez, VVNG.com)

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle rider was airlifted following a crash Tuesday in Apple Valley.

It happened at the intersection of Pawnee Road and Highway 18 at 7:35 p.m. and involved a minivan and black 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

When firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived on scene they requested one airship to land at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the motorcycle rider, who sustained major injuries. Witnesses reported the rider suffered a serious leg injury.

The rider was subsequently airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and a second ground ambulance was requested to the scene.

Westbound lanes of Highway 18 at Pawnee Ridge were shut down as authorities investigated the crash. Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Downed Power Lines Blocking Arrowhead Lake Rd in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Downed power lines are blocking a stretch of busy Arrowhead Lake Road near Randall Road in Hesperia.

At about 5:22 PM on August 11th San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and located the snapped utility pole with low hanging high-tension wires across the roadway. Firefighters requested law enforcement to expedite to the scene and shut down the roadway

Southern California Edison will respond to complete the repairs and at this time it’s unknown how long the roadway will remain closed for. According to CHP incident logs, officials are providing traffic control.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Rollover crash in Hesperia shuts down 15 freeway Tuesday, 2 airlifted

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HESPERIA, Calif.(VVNG.com) — Traffic along the northbound I-15 freeway remains jammed after it was briefly shutdown to land two helicopters Tuesday.

It was reported at 11:53 a.m. on August 11, 2020, about a mile before Main Street in Hesperia.

For reasons still unknown, the four-door sedan rolled over and landed on it’s roof in a drainage ditch along the right shoulder of the freeway.

San Bernardino County Fire responded to the incident and located two people with critical injuries inside the tan colored vehicle.

Firefighters requested that the California Highway Patrol shut down traffic in order to allow the two helicopters to land on the freeway.

A Mercy Air helicopter landed first followed by a Reach helicopter and both occupants were airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

The Victorville CHP is handling the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 760-241-1186.

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