A serious Hesperia excess speed three-car accident sent two High Desert residents to the hospital with serious injuries on Monday. Authorities are testing to the driver that allegedly caused the accident for alleged alcoholic intoxication.
A press release from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday stated that at about 4:30 p.m., one of the vehicles heading westbound at high speeds on Rock Springs Road but failed to use caution when entering the intersection. The driver of the vehicle lost control and as a result struck two vehicles that were eastbound on Main Street.
The brute force of the collision pushed two of the vehicles with such strength that they were totaled. Car parts, liquids and lubricants tore off from the vehicle and spilled all over the road, and as they swung, so did the bodies of the passengers inside of them.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Hesperia station and rescue personnel found several injured victims trapped in their vehicles at the scene according to VVDailyPress.
Using special extrication equipment, fire officials were able to pull out the victims, two of which were in serious condition and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. At the hospital they were rushed into the intensive care unit to treat their injuries.
The male driver of the first vehicle was transported on ground to a local hospital with moderate injuries and is expected to recover.
Names of the people involved in the crash have not been released to the public, nor were their exact ages, what is publicly known is that they were all adults and High Desert residents.
Investigators scraped through the accident scene on eastbound Main Street for evidence and to get a better understanding for what happened. Cleanup crews entered the scene in afterwards until it was reopened several hours after the crash.
Hesperia Station Traffic Division and deputies are working on the case. They are attempting to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. It is alleged that the high speed driver may have been under the influence of alcohol and that his impaired driving may have caused the collision.
Being over the legal limit of alcohol and driving can put other people at risk for injury as was the case here where two people had to be airlifted to the hospital and are in serious condition – it could lead to expensive financial damages as well. If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident, contact a Hesperia car accident lawyer, and for the greater county area, contact a San Bernardino car accident lawyer.