VICTORVILLE – An 11-year-old boy sustained major life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Friday afternoon. At around 1:05 p.m. a report was made by the driver of the 2014 silver Honda Accord indicating that he hit a pedestrian while driving northbound on Village Drive in the City of Victorville. The boy was reported to by lying in the roadway in the #2 lane of Village Drive between Eto Camino Road and Puesta Del Sol Drive. The reporting party said that the boy, who was attempting to cross the street on Village Drive did not appear to be breathing.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies, AMR, and San Bernardino County Fire personnel arrived at the scene to find the boy suffering from major injuries. The mother of the child was reported to be at the scene shortly following the collision. Emergency personnel requested and air ambulance. Due to weather conditions, air transport was declined and the patient was transported by ground.
Deputies at the scene conducted a sobriety test on the driver, 44-year-old Raul Martinez and a blood draw was subsequently requested. Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this collision.
Village Drive is closed in both directions from Eto Camino Road to Puesta Del Sol for several hours for the MAIT (Major Accident Investigation Team) investigation.
This collision is currently under investigation by the Victorville Police Station Major Accident Investigation Team. Any witnesses to this collision are asked to contact Deputy Amir Awad at the Victorville Station (760)241-2911.
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