VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Two men were critically injured during a Wednesday night crash that shut down Highway 395 for several hours.
It happened at about 8:30 p.m., in the 11800 block of Highway 395, just north of Sycamore Street in Victorville. First responders arrived and located a Kia Soil and a silver sedan with major damage after a head-on crash.
Sheriff’s officials told Victor Valley News the crash was caused by the driver of the silver sedan who was traveling north on 395 when he drove over the center divider and directly in the path of the Kia. The impact caused the Kia to turn on its side.
When firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire arrived, they located two occupants trapped, one patient in each of the involved vehicles. The Jaws of Life were used by firefighters who successfully extricated both patients.
A medical helicopter was requested to land near the scene of the crash. One patient was flown to a trauma center and another was rushed by ground ambulance to a local hospital. Both men are expected to survive their injuries, officials said.
The crash prompted officials to shutdown Highway 395 in both directions for approximately two hours as they cleared the scene of the crash and conducted their investigation.
Sheriff’s officials said drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash.