A traffic collision involving an SUV that collided into a power pole has shut down portions of US Highway 395 between bear Valley Road and Luna Road. Three medical helicopters were requested to transport the injured to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center with the landing zone as Highway 395.
Per an eyewitness at least 4 children may have been injured in the collision no other vehicles were involved in the accident and the exact cause of the collision is unknown at this time. The portion of US Highway 395 remains closed as of 4:50 PM on Tuesday.
The uncle of the children arrived on scene but was provided with limited information by rescue personnel.
The degree of injuries are unknown at this time.
“I was there when it happened , really awful to hear and see people screaming . God be with this Family ! Really impressed to see that a lot of people did stop to assist on getting passengers out of car,” commented Valerie Hernandez Encines on our fan page.
It’s important to remember while driving, if you encounter a downed wire on the road, always assume it is an electrical wire and energized, and stay in your car. If you come upon, or witness an accident involving toppled power poles and lines, don’t leave your vehicle to approach the accident scene.
Often our inclination is to step in and help those in danger and offer assistance to the injured. But in accidents involving power lines, call for help. Wait for trained assistance to arrive, or you could become an additional victim in need of rescue.
Accidents and fires involving electricity cause more than a thousand deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. The vast majority are preventable if people understand the dangers and steps they can take to be safe around electricity.
The road is expected to open shortly.
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