2 Dead in Hesperia Car Accident on Bear Valley Road
HESPERIA, CA (October 10, 2019) – Two men died in a violent car accident on Bear Valley Road on October 8 in Hesperia.
The incident occurred at 9:41 p.m., in the 15400 block of Bear Valley Road. Dispatchers arrived to the area between Cypress Avenue and Balsam Road shortly after.
Responding units are the following: Victorville City Fire, Hesperia Sheriff’s Deputies, AMR, and a San Bernardino County ambulance. Upon their arrival, they located a red Nissan Z model and a dark-colored Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
“I was driving east on Bear Valley Road towards Apple Valley, the same direction as the pickup truck when the crash happened,” said Frank Olvera. “Cars were beginning to go around the crash, probably not realizing how bad it was.”
Olvera also added that he started driving around the wreckage until he spotted a bystander asking for help near the red car. “A bystander was yelling for help and I got off my car and walked over to him and noticed the red car was hit on the passenger side,” Olvera added. “I looked in and saw a man about 20 years old, in his seat with the seatbelt on, just slumped over with no pulse.”
“We thought the driver took off when we didn’t see him. We were focused on helping the passenger,” Olvera revealed. “I didn’t want the car to catch fire, so I reached in and took the keys out of the ignition,” said Olvera. “That’s when we saw the other man about 10-15 feet away in the dirt field, unconscious.”
A neighbor later administered CPR on the driver of the vehicle. In addition, a male and a female officer performed CPR on the passenger. However there has been no update on their current condition.
The driver and passenger of the red vehicle both died at the scene as a result of the impact. However, the pickup truck driver did not need hospitalization.
According to witnesses, the Nissan was traveling at a high speed while weaving in and out of lanes. Shortly after, the driver eventually lost control and drove directly into oncoming traffic.
“The red Nissan was weaving in and out of traffic. After that, I witnessed the impact and it looked like the Nissan hit him,” Tara Martinez said in a Facebook comment.
“I saw the same thing, the red car was going really fast and started spinning,” said Alejandra Cancino in a Facebook comment as well.
Two other eastbound vehicles involved in the crash stayed at the scene. Meanwhile, medics transported a woman from a black Honda to a local hospital for further treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. However, there has been no update on her current condition.
The incident closed both east and westbound lanes for multiple hours during the investigation. However, the surrounding area has since reopened.
Authorities are currently urging anyone with information to contact the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500. More updates will be released once available.
We at Sweet Lawyers sends out our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victims during this difficult time.
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