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Driver airlifted after crashing into back of parked semi



A man was airlifted after crashing into the back of a parked semi on Mariposa Road at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

HESPERIA, Calif. ( A man was flown to a trauma center early Sunday morning after crashing his vehicle into a parked semi.

It happened at about 2:00 a.m., on October 15, 2017, in front of the La Quinta Inn & Suites in the 12000 block of Mariposa Road in Hesperia.

When deputies arrived, they located a black Nissan sedan with significant front-end damage along the southbound lane and one person trapped inside.

For reasons still unknown, the vehicle struck the back of the semi leaving the driver unresponsive and bleeding heavily from his head.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and used the jaws of life to extricate the driver from the vehicle. A ground ambulance transported the male, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle to Desert Valley Hospital and later airlifted him to a trauma center.

Mariposa Road was temporarily closed in both directions while officials cleared the crash. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station.