UPDATE @ 6:30 PM – “The female pedestrian was transported to a trauma center and is in critical but stable condition. The male pedestrian was transported to a trauma center and is in stable condition,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s public information officer Jodi Miller told Victor Valley News on Sunday afternoon.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com)- Two people were seriously injured after they were struck by a vehicle on the 15800 block of Mojave Drive New Year’s Eve.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., dispatch received reports of a vehicle versus a pedestrian near the intersection of Mojave Drive and Condor Road in Victorville.
When authorities arrived on scene they located a man and a woman down in the roadway with major injuries. Airships were initially requested but were later canceled due to inclement weather.
According to authorities, the female patient didn’t have a pulse and CPR was administered at the scene. She was taken via ground ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center and later transferred to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The male was transported to VVGMC and was reportedly conscious and breathing.
Based on preliminary investigation reports, a 2013 Nissan Versa was traveling eastbound on Mojave Drive approaching Condor Road when two pedestrians ran southbound across Mojave Drive directly into the path of the vehicle.
The driver was unable to stop in time and struck both pedestrians.
According to witness statements, the man and woman were involved in an argument inside a nearby liquor store moments before the accident.
The woman was upset, she grabbed her boyfriend’s phone and ran out of the store and into the street, stated Victor Valley News member Christina Miranda.
The female driver of the Nissan remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities before being transported to VVGMC for the complaint of back pain. There was also a male passenger in the vehicle however, he was uninjured.
Mojave Drive was shut down between Village Drive and Topango Road for several hours. As the Major Accident Investigation Team processed the scene, two separate drivers ran down the barricades nearly striking deputies and damaging the 3D scanner used to take photos of the scene. Both drivers were arrested for driving under the influence.
Information will be updated as it becomes available.