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Icy roads trigger crashes

HESPERIA • Icy roads contributed to two separate collisions on the Hesperia Road overpass over the course of a one hour Monday morning, officials said.

At approximately 6 a.m., a vehicle traveling west on Main Street lost control on Hesperia Road and went into a lateral skid, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sue Rose. The vehicle jumped the curb on the west side of the bridge and rolled twice down the side, striking a fence and two vehicles in a car lot below, Rose said.

The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, complained of pain but had no serious injuries, she said.

“This collision is a lesson to wear a seat belt,” Rose said. “Had the person not been wearing a seat belt, he would have been ejected.”

At 7:07 a.m., a second collision occurred on the Hesperia Road overpass, this time involving three vehicles, Rose said. Due to the icy conditions, one vehicle lost control and traveled into the opposing lane, striking two vehicles in that lane.

No one was injured in the collision, Rose said. Main Street was closed until 8:30 a.m. while deputies cleared the road and towed the vehicles.

“This is a reminder to drive for conditions and not just the posted limit,” Rose said.

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