2 Injured in Apple Valley Crash on Highway 18 Saturday
APPLE VALLEY (December 22, 2018) – Two were injured, one critically, after a traffic collision along Highway 18 on Saturday, according to Victor Valley News.
The accident involving two vehicles occurred on December 22 at about 11:20 a.m.
Apple Valley Fire Protection District said a gray 2002 Mitsubishi Montero and a white Acura RLX collided for an unknown reason on Highway 18, just east of Tao Road.
As per the article, both cars sustained major damage as a result of the crash.
Car Crash on Highway 18 Near Tao Road, Dec 22
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated the male driver of the Mitsubishi who was initially pinned inside his vehicle due to the impact.
The man was apparently taken to St. Marys Medical Center where he was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center with critical injuries.
An occupant in the Acura sustained minor wounds and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The names of the two patients and their condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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A forensic examination of the Mitsubishi Montero and the Acura RLX, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars , and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and held not liable for the collision may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced San Bernardino County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.