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Driver airlifted after Ford pick-up truck overturns on Highway 18 in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A serious accident occurred on Wednesday evening when a pickup truck lost control and overturned, injuring the driver.

The incident took place around 5:56 pm on May 1, 2024, along Highway 18/D Street, situated between Victorville and Apple Valley, just north of Stoddard Wells Road.

Upon arrival, emergency responders found a burgundy Ford F-150 with significant damage. The vehicle was on its wheels but obstructed traffic lanes. First responders noted that the driver was trapped inside the wreckage and required extrication.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Pam Hoffman told VVNG the vehicle was westbound on Highway 18 towards Stoddard Wells when it left the roadway onto the north shoulder. The truck crashed into the wall which caused it to roll multiple times across westbound lanes, the center median, and into eastbound lanes. Hoffman said the driver had major injuries to his left arm and was transported to Victor Valley Global and then flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Witnesses reported that the truck flipped multiple times and narrowly missed colliding with at least one other vehicle.

The accident necessitated a complete closure of Highway 18 between Apple Valley Road and Stoddard Wells Road to allow for cleanup and safety operations.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Apple Valley Police Department.

driver airlifted after rollover crash on highway 18 in apple valley
driver airlifted after rollover crash on highway 18 in apple valley

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