HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A stretch of Bear Valley Road was shut down for many hours after a wheelchair-bound man was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday night.
It happened at about 9:15 pm, in the eastbound lanes of Bear Valley Road, just west of Tamarisk/I Avenues in the city of Hesperia.
Sheriff’s deputies along with San Bernardino County Firefighters and paramedics from American Medical Response (AMR) arrived at the scene and located a man lying in the roadway next to a 2002 Toyota Prius.
According to preliminary reports, the man was ejected from his wheelchair and was pronounced deceased at the scene by first responders.
The Prius had a shattered windshield with a large hole and damage to the lower front bumper. Pieces of the wheelchair along with personal items were scattered over a large area of the roadway.
The driver of the Prius was transported by an AMR ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
The decedent’s identity will be released when he has been positively identified and his family has been notified of the death.
Bear Valley Road between Ridgecrest Road and Tamarisk/I Avenue was closed for several hours while the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) handled the investigation.
The Hesperia sheriff’s station is investigating the collision.