APPLE VALLEY-(VVNG.com): At approximately 1:25 p.m. on Friday, a 74-year-old man was in his front yard checking his mail when for unknown reasons a vehicle left the roadway and struck the male.
“The woman driving a 2000 GMC Sierra, was driving northbound on Joshua Road near Standing Rock Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons,” said CHP Officer Matt Hunt.
Due to the impact the elderly man, that had just finished checking his mail, sustained blunt force trauma and was given CPR at the scene. He was transported by ground ambulance to St. Mary’s, where based on reports from family friends, he succumbed to his injuries.
The woman according to Hunt was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and sustained a broken leg as well as possible hip injuries. She was airlifted Loma Linda University with moderate to major non-life-threatening injuries where she will be tested for a possible DUI.
“This is my neighbor. It was her in the truck only. She swerved to dodge a dog, lost control and ended up in the man’s fence with all the rigs,” said Apryl Cerchio in a Victor Valley News group comment.
The deceased male, at this time only identified by friends as “Ron”, had just suffered the sudden loss of his son , David Olson in a December 22nd motorcycle accident on the 15 freeway, between Highway 395 and the Ranchero Bridge.
There is still an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the accident.