LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Two motorcyclists were airlifted to trauma centers after crashing with a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Apple Valley.
It happened at about 3:44 pm, on March 23, 2022, along SR-18 and Milpas Drive.
Firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived on scene and reported they had two motorcycles and two riders down in the roadway.
Reports of a rider trapped underneath a vehicle were unfounded. Firefighters reported they had two critical patients and requested two helicopters to land in the dry lake bed.
Reach 13 and Mercy 2 airlifted the injured riders to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Three occupants from the involved vehicle, a white Toyota Camry, were not injured and declined medical transport.
Accoridng to preliminary reports, the Camry was stopped and waiting to turn left onto Milpas. The motorcycles were traveling eastbound and unable to stop in time, one of the bikes slammed into the back the vehicle and possibly caused the other bike to go down.
Highway 18 was closed in both directions for approximately one hour while the injured were treated and the scene was cleared.
The official cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
Download the My VVNG App today HERE or Search “MY VVNG” in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to join our new community platform.
To follow updates to this article and more, join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 165,000 members. Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
(Scroll down to leave a comment.)