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Motorcyclist airlifted after head-on crash with vehicle in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A critically injured motorcyclist was airlifted to a trauma center following a head-on crash with a passenger vehicle.

It happened on Monday, July 30, 2018, at about 3:30 pm, in the intersection of Central and Ottawa Roads in Apple Valley.

Deputies, firefighters, and paramedics responded to the traffic collision involving a gray four-door Nissan sedan and a motorcycle. Upon arrival, they located the vehicles blocking the roadway and with major damage.

The male rider from the bike was thrown during the impact and landed several feet away in the dirt shoulder.

Due to the rider’s injuries, firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District requested an air ambulance to airlift him to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

The driver of the sedan was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.

According to Sergeant M. McCurley with the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Department, the motorcycle rider was conscious and alert but transported by air with unknown injuries.

Sgt. McCurley said alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor and the cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station. Anyone with information is asked to call the station at 760-240-7400.

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