Desert crash sends adult, infant to hospitals
Saturday, Aug. 16—An adult and an infant were flown by medical helicopters to a hospital today as a one-vehicle crash closed state Route 78 in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
The crash was on Route 78 about a mile west of Borrego Springs Road, and it was first reported about 11:45 a.m. today, according to a CHP dispatcher.
Officers requested the aid of Mercy Air about 12:15 p.m. and the highway was completely closed about 12:50 p.m. as officers prepared for the helicopter to land, the dispatcher said.
“One adult, one infant and two juveniles were involved in the crash, and the adult and infant were flown to hospitals,” Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser said. The severity of the injuries and identifying information about the victims was not available.
The first helicopter landed about 12:50 p.m. and the second landed about 1:25 p.m., CHP officers told a dispatcher. The highway was reopened about 1:50 p.m.
The crash was about 40 miles east of Julian and 10 miles southeast of Borrego Springs.
—City News Service
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