VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A female pedestrian was airlifted and a second person was transported to a local hospital after they were struck by a pickup truck Thursday night.
It happened at about 6:04 pm on November 7, 2019, at the intersection of D Street and 6th Street in old town Victorville.
VVNG member Josh Mallett was driving in the area and witnessed the incident. According to Josh, a homeless woman ran across D Street and was struck in the face by the mirror of a black pick up truck.
Victorville City Firefighters responded to the incident and requested a medical helicopter land at the scene to airlift the female pedestrian. A Reach helicopter landed on D Street and subsequently airlifted the woman to a trauma center. An update on her condition was not available.
The male driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and cooperated with deputies as they investigated. He was visibly distraught and crying, according to Josh.
A second pedestrian who was possibly also struck was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital with less serious injuries.
Officers briefly shut down the roadway in both directions as they photographed the scene and gathered evidence.
The official cause of the accident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911.