VICTORVILLE – Three were injured following a head-on traffic collision on Mojave Drive between Amargosa Road and Village Drive on Saturday evening.
At around 7:00 p.m. deputies from the Victorville Station, the San Bernardino County Fire Department, and AMR were dispatched to the major damage traffic collision. Nearby residents heard the explosive sound and rushed to the aid of those inside the vehicles.
The small crowd attempted to open the door of the white Toyota 4Runner where there was an injured teen, but the door would not budge. One of the residents used a crowbar to free the teen from the mangled SUV. Witnesses said that the teen boy suffered from an apparent broken leg and unknown other injuries. His mother was able to get out of the vehicle on her own and had an apparent facial injury witnesses said.
As the good samaritans attempted to aid the female in the gray Land Rover she became belligerent. She exited her vehicle and witnesses said she appeared to be inebriated by her behavior and the stagger in her steps. Witnesses attempted to calm the combative woman, but had a difficult time until deputies arrived. Deputies arrived at the scene shortly after and conducted a sobriety check on the driver of the Land Rover. The results are unclear at this time. The family of the woman and her son in the 4Runner, who lived nearby, rushed to the scene and were clearly shaken.
According to authorities, the 4Runner was traveling east on Mojave Drive in the eastbound lanes. For reasons that remain under investigation, the driver in the Land Rover who was driving westbound on Mojave Drive, crossed over into eastbound lanes causing the head-on collision. Both women were transported to the hospital by ground ambulance, while the teen boy was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center in preparation to be airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
AUDIO: (Interview with a witness at the scene of the Multi-Vehicle Traffic Collision)
Mojave Drive was closed to both east and westbound traffic from Don Roberto Road to Topanga Avenue.
UPDATE: Mojave Drive was reopened at 8:40 p.m.
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