APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Two elderly women out on a walk suffered critical injuries when a driver hit the pedestrians on Father’s Day Sunday.
It happened at about 7:38 PM on June 21, 2020, near the Apple Valley Golf Course in the 19900 block of Tomahawk Road.
Firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District requested two medical helicopters to land on the golf course and airlift a 69-year-old female and a 72-year-old woman to out of area trauma centers.
Based on preliminary information, the pedestrians were walking from the south side of Tomahawk Road crossing near the golf course to the north side near the intersection, officials said. “While in the roadway, the pedestrians were struck by a vehicle,” stated a Monday morning sheriff’s news release.
Sheriff’s officials at the scene confirmed this was not a hit-and-run. The 78-year-old driver of a 2019 Jeep SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
The collision is under investigation by the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) and anyone with information is asked to call 760-240-7400.