APPLE VALLEY – One woman was airlifted after a two-vehicle traffic collision in Apple Valley on Thursday evening. At around 5:26 p.m. Apple Valley Deputies, AMR, and Apple Valley Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to Bass Hill Road just north of the CA-18 intersection. When they arrived they located silver Buick Regal and an overturned dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 53-year-old woman was trapped in her vehicle and required extraction. “We used the jaws of life to extricate and remove her from the vehicle, she received moderate injuries including a possible leg fracture,” said Apple Valley Fire Protection District Chief Sid Hultquist. The woman was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center and was subsequently airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for the treatment of moderate injuries.
The driver of the Buick Regal, a female Domino’s Pizza driver, was not injured as a result of the collision, but was visibly shaken up. Authorities at the scene said that the Jeep was driving out of the Walmart Parking lot onto Bass Hill Road. The Buick was driving westbound on CA-18 and failed to stop for a red light at Bass Hill Road. Multiple witnesses at the scene said that the Buick was driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision.
The driver of the Buick was cited at the scene for failing to stop at the red light. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision. All lanes were cleared of the collision by around 6:50 p.m.
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