HESPERIA – Three occupants involved in a traffic collision suffered from life-threatening injuries after the pickup truck they occupied careened off of the roadway on Christmas Eve. Authorities believe that the traffic collision that occurred on Mariposa Road, south of Main Street in the City of Hesperia was caused by both unsafe speed and alcohol consumption by the driver prior to the collision.
At around 10:00 p.m. deputies from the Hesperia Station, the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Fire Department were all dispatched to the rollover crash. When they arrived they located the mangled 2006 Ford Pick up truck on its side. Three occupants, a male driver, a male passenger, and a female passenger, all adults were located trapped inside the vehicle. The three were extricated and all had sustained major injuries. They were rushed to the hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed southbound on Mariposa Road and on one lane of the northbound 15 freeway for around 4 hours while the scene was processed and repairs were made to the fencing damaged by the collision. Through investigation deputies were able to determine that the truck was traveling north on Mariposa road, south of Main Street. The speed is yet to be determined but the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway. Unable to gain control, the vehicle careened into the barrier fencing between the northbound I-15 and Mariposa Road. The vehicle overturned into the flood control culvert and went back through the fencing to Mariposa Road. The impact caused a roof collapse on the vehicle which trapped the occupants.
No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Hesperia Police Department.
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