APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – A pedestrian suffered major injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Sunday night.
At around 10:04 p.m. deputies from the Apple Valley station responded to State Highway 18 and Tao Road for the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision. When they arrived they learned that the gray Volkswagen Jetta was traveling westbound on State Highway 18, west of Tao Road in the #2 lane of traffic. The pedestrian stepped out into the roadway attempting to cross State Highway 18 between Tao and Corwin Roads, where the speed limit is 60 mph. The pedestrian was struck by the Volkswagen, resulting in major injuries. Authorities said that the driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Medical personnel responded and rushed the pedestrian to a landing zone so that he could be airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Due to the extent of his injuries, the Apple Valley Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T) responded and conducted the investigation. Westbound lanes of State Highway 18, from Tao Road to Corwin Road, were closed for approximately three hours while deputies conducted the investigation.
The collision is currently under investigation by the Apple Valley Police Department, and deputies are seeking additional witnesses. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Stuart Cullum at 760-240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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