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Pedestrian airlifted after being hit by vehicle on Highway 18



APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( – A man was struck by two vehicles Monday night in Apple Valley as he attempted to cross a busy section of highway.

The incident occurred just before 9:00 PM in the 18500 block of Highway 18 near Mondamon Road.

Apple Valley Fire responded and transported the pedestrian to St Mary’s Medical Center where he was transferred to a Mercy Air Ambulance and taken to a trauma center. The patients condition remains unknown as of Tuesday afternoon.

The area where the accident occurred is a dark stretch of highway and has a speed limit of 60 mph.

According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Trumpler, “the male was walking across Hwy 18 in the southbound lane when he was struck by a vehicle. After being struck by the first vehicle he was struck again by a second vehicle.”

The drivers of the vehicles stopped at the scene and cooperated with authorities. None of the drivers were cited.

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