VICTORVILLE:(VVNG.com)- The Victor Valley community is invited to come out and support a local hometown hero who will be honored at an upcoming event.
On August 1, 2015 California Highway Patrol Officer Kellie Riley responded to a traffic collision involving a downed motorcyclist on the northbound 15 freeway in the Cajon Pass. While aiding the injured rider, for unknown reasons a nearby O2 oxygen tank exploded causing third degree burns to her face and arms.
Since the accident, Riley has undergone extensive physical therapy and painful wound debridement. To this day, she’s still unable to be in the sun.
On Thursday, September 24, 2015 the High Desert Heart Institute, Dr. Siva, and the Victor Valley Weight Loss Support Group are putting together an event honoring local heroes. The event will be held at 6:30 P.M., inside the Alaska Credit Union building at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds located at 14800 7th Street in Victorville.
The community is invited to attend and hear the story of Officer Kellie Riley, where she will talk about the accident, her recovery, and her strength.