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ATV & pickup collision results in major injuries – witnesses wanted
June 13, 2017
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Sunday, June 11, at about 1:29 p.m., a 22-year-old male was riding an ATV off-road vehicle east on Sun Valley Drive approaching the intersection at Bagley Avenue. At the same time, a 25-year-old male was driving his pickup truck north on Bagley Avenue approaching Sun Valley Drive. The ATV failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection and collided into the driver’s side of the pickup truck.
In an attempted to avoid the collision, the driver of the pickup truck swerved to the right, causing him to lose control of his vehicle. The pickup truck came to a stop in a nearby apartment parking lot. The ATV rider sustained several injuries from the collision and was airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for treatment. His current condition is unknown.
Anyone with information about this collision, or who may have been involved and left the scene, is urged to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.
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