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Passenger Ejected From Camry in Mojave Drive Crash in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, CALIF. (VVNG.com) – A collision on Monday morning led to the closure of Mojave Drive in both directions and resulted in severe injuries.

The crash occurred at approximately 10:52 AM, Monday, February 26, 2024, at Mojave Drive and Diamond Road involving a black 2017 Toyota Camry and a gray 2024 Ford Mustang coupe.

The impact of the collision was so severe that one person was ejected from the vehicle.

First responders from the Victorville Fire Department, along with AMR emergency services and deputies from the local police, swiftly arrived at the scene.

Before their arrival, two passersby with medical experience, Rubie Rosaldo and Joe Lopez, leaped into action to provide critical assistance to the victims.

They were in a white suburban at the time of the accident and did not hesitate to step in. Their timely intervention was crucial as they applied pressure to stop the bleeding of a male passenger ejected from the Camry in the wreck.

In addition to the heroic efforts of Rosaldo and Lopez, a tow truck driver’s quick thinking helped by halting oncoming traffic, ensuring the safety of those involved in the immediate aftermath.

The Mustang’s driver, who was on his way to work, escaped uninjured from the ordeal.

The Camry, however, contained two brothers; the driver managed to secure transportation to the hospital by private means, while the ejected passenger—suffering from more severe afflictions—necessitated an airlift to a trauma center for advanced medical care.

A blue Toyota van, also present at the scene, underwent an inspection by the deputies. This vehicle displayed no signs of damage, and its connection to the event remains uncertain.

A section of Mojave Drive remains closed as deputies investigate the crash.

Nearby residents who spoke with VVNG said as the neighborhood expands with the addition of new homes, locals are witnessing a surge in traffic, which they believe is heightening the danger on their streets.

They are calling for the implementation of measures to improve safety, such as the installation of a traffic signal light, a stop sign, or speed bumps.

In December, a crash in the same area led to the closure of a stretch of Mojave Drive, further highlighting the urgent need for traffic-calming solutions.


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