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Minor injuries reported in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 18 in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — One person was transported to a local hospital following a three-vehicle traffic accident Friday afternoon in Apple Valley.

It happened just before 5:00 pm, on September 14, 2018, on Highway 18, just west of Kasota Road in Apple Valley.

Upon arrival, first responders found a 2001 gray Chevy Van on its side blocking lanes of traffic and a white 2009 Honda Civic and a white 2013 Toyota Corolla also involved.

According to a Saturday morning sheriff’s news release, all involved vehicles were traveling west on State Highway 18 prior to the collision. The Honda and Toyota came to a stop due to traffic in front of them and the Chevy van was behind the other two vehicles.

“The driver of the Chevy did not see traffic stopped in front of him until the last second. The Chevy attempted to stop and swerved to the left causing it to lose control and slide sideways on the road. The rear passenger side of the Chevy collided into the rear end of the Honda,” stated the release.

Due to the collision, the Chevy tipped over on its side coming to rest on the passenger side and the Honda was pushed into the rear of the Toyota.

The Chevy van is registered to a business called ‘Caravan Care’ and provides medical transport services in the Victor Valley. Other than the driver, no other occupants were in the van at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Chevy suffered minor injuries which included a laceration to his right elbow and was treated at the scene.

The Honda sustained moderate damage and the Toyota had minor damage.

The driver of the Honda complained of pain to his neck and was transported to St. Mary Medical Center by American Medical Response ambulance. The occupants of the Toyota were not injured.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is urged to call the Apple Valley Station at 760-240-7400.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)
(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

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