VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A homeless woman jaywalking across a busy street using a walker was flown to a trauma center after she was hit by a truck.
It happened Friday, March 23, 2018, at about 7:35 pm, on 7th Street near Circle Drive in Victorville.
Deputies from the Victorville sheriff’s station responded and found a black Ford Ranger in the no. 1 lane with a mangled walker in front of the truck and a woman down in the roadway.
A witness at the scene told Victor Valley News, the woman had just purchased a bag of chips from the Quick Shop Market & Liquor and was trying to walk back across 7th Street to get home.
“She is homeless and sleeps over by the library. All we have is each other and I can’t believe this just happened to her,” stated a friend of the pedestrian.
The pedestrian, described as a Black Female Adult in her early 50’s is expected to survive. Due to the woman’s injuries, firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire requested an air ambulance to transport the patient to a trauma center.
The male driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Officials at the scene confirmed alcohol or speed were not a factor in this collision.
Northbound traffic on 7th Street was temporarily detoured through the adjacent shopping center as officials cleared the scene.
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