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Girl, 5, critically injured in Hesperia crash that shut down Escondido Avenue

HESPERIA, Calif. ( A 5-year-old child is crucially injured and fighting for her life following a crash in Hesperia Thursday evening.

The accident occurred on Hollister Street and Escondido Avenue at around 5:33 p.m. between two vehicles, a white Ford Fusion and a dark colored Toyota Scion TC.

Hesperia Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis White performed CPR on the young girl until emergency personnel arrived on scene.

The initial request for an airship was canceled and the child was instead transported to Desert Valley Medical Center. According to SGT. Hubbard, the child was then stabilized and airlifted to a trauma center.

“One of the vehicles (the Scion TC) was occupied by an adult female driver and two small children in the back seat, one five-year-old female and then a 2-year-old male. Both of the children were in car seats, However, due to the extent of the intrusion into the vehicle, the 5-year-old suffered major injuries,” said Sgt. Hubbard with the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station.

Hubbard said through the investigation, detectives learned that the Scion pulled out from Hollister to go Northbound onto Escondido, and the white car was southbound on Escondido at the time and unable to stop, hitting the driver side of the Scion.

“This street is so dangerous. Every time I leave home and come back I’m so terrified of turning onto my own street. We need a sign, or this won’t stop happening. The speeds or just too fast,” said Vanessa Valdez, a nearby resident.

A hard road closure was requested to close Escondido Avenue between Main Street and Muscatel and Escondido Avenue at Sultana Street. All roads were re-opened at 8:00 p.m.

No further information at this time is available.

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