On Wednesday at about 5:32 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies and San Bernardino County Fire responded to the collision at the intersection of Ranchero and Caliente Roads.
The crash involved a silver Nissan Frontier driven by a 19-year-old Oak Hills resident, and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by an adult male resident of Oak Hills.
“The kid in the Frontier was driving southbound on Caliente Road and at the last-minute I noticed he tried to turn left on Ranchero Road,” stated Jenny Bellhouse, a Good Samaritan who pulled over after witnessing the crash.
“The man in the Jeep was heading northbound on Ranchero Road and as he saw the truck coming towards him, he tried to avoid a head-on crash, but got T-boned instead,” Bellhouse stated.
The force of the impact caused the license plate from the Nissan to become lodged into the driver side of the Jeep, and forced the Jeep into a traffic signal pole. Both vehicles sustained major damage.
The teenager in the Nissan Frontier was transported to a hospital with an injury to his leg.
The driver of the Jeep was able to self-extricate from the vehicle through the passenger side door and complained of only minor injuries.