A single vehicle crash on Tuesday left one person with injuries that required the injured party to be airlifted to a hospital.
It all took place at around 3:40 in the afternoon. A Subaru Legacy station wagon was traveling north on Barstow Road in the area of Lucerne Valley. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the vehicle swerved. The driver of the vehicle reportedly brought her wheel too far over in an attempt to correct course and, as a result, the vehicle flipped over. It came to a stop on a dry lake bed just west of the freeway.
Luckily, two deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were nearby and were able to respond at once. Firefighters from San Bernardino County Fire Station 8 were called in to help the disoriented woman escape the vehicle. Her injuries were deemed moderate and she was transported to Loma Linda Medical Center via air ambulance.
The woman’s two daughters were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but their injuries were minor. They met up with their mother after being taken to the hospital in a ground ambulance.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. They have stated that, had the persons in the vehicle not been wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck, it likely would have been fatal.