One Airlifted and One Transported to Local Hospital After Adelanto Crash

ADELANTO – One man was airlifted and a second patient with life-threatening injuries was transported to a local hospital after a crash in the City of Adelanto on Thursday morning.

A 9:09 a.m. a traffic collision with fire was reported on Palmdale Road just west of Pearmain Street. The report indicated that the cab of the semi-tractor trailer was on fire. When firefighters and deputies arrived they found the cab of the semi-tractor trailer fully engulfed in flames. The injured driver of the semi-tractor trailer was out of the vehicle.

One person was trapped inside a charcoal gray Nissan sedan and required extrication. The extrication was complete just after 9:30 a.m. and the patient, who suffered “massive head injuries” although planned to be airlifted, was transported by ground ambulance to Victor Valley Global Hospital. The patient was in extremely critical condition and when transported was in full arrest.

The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was transported by ground ambulance to Desert Trails Park located in the City of Adelanto in preparation to be airlifted. The patient was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for the treatment of moderate injuries. The cause of the collision remains under investigation at this time, information will be updated shortly as it becomes available.

The San Bernardino County MAIT—Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Palmdale Road was closed in both directions at CA-395 to Bellflower Street and will remain closed for several hours.

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