2 Elderly Women Hospitalized after Apple Valley Crash on Tomahawk Road
APPLE VALLEY, CA (June 24, 2020) – Early Sunday night, a pedestrian crash on Tomahawk Road left two women with critical injuries.
The incident occurred on June 21st at around 7:38 p.m. near the Apple Valley Golf Course in the 19900 block of Tomahawk Road.
Firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District dispatched two medical helicopters. The airlift landed on the golf course and transported a 69-year-old female and a 72-year-old woman to out of area trauma centers.
According to the preliminary investigation, the women were strolling from the south side of Tomahawk. Then, they crossed near the golf course to the north side near the intersection. “While in the roadway, the pedestrians were struck by a vehicle,” the authorities revealed.
Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s officials noted that the incident was not a hit-and-run. They confirmed that the 78-year-old driver of a 2019 Jeep SUV stayed at the scene and helped with the investigation.
At this time, the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) handles the investigation. Furthermore, they encourage anyone with information about the crash to contact 760-240-7400.
How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents
As everyone’s version of normal adjusts to the effects of recent events, more people are filling the streets and sidewalks. Along with this, pedestrian accidents continue to become more likely.
If you’re a pedestrian, always look before you step. Only cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections. Moreover, make sure to obey traffic signals and watch for turning vehicles.
As a driver, you can avoid accidents by looking out for pedestrians. Especially in hard-to-see conditions such as at night or in bad weather.
Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious pedestrian accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the injured party.
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