News Update!!: Needles, CA: Person ejected from vehicle after crashing into brick walls along Needles Highway.
A vehicle has crashed into 2 brick walls near Northshore R.V. Resort along Needles Highway in Needles, California.
The report of a single vehicle rollover came in before 8:40pm PT on Sunday, April 10th, 2016.
San Bernardino County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and Baker Emergency Medical Services rushed to the accident scene and found a 1996 Ford F250 truck lying on the driver’s side, and the driver was ejected out of the vehicle and lying next to the rollover vehicle on the ground.
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Paramedics worked on the driver as they moved the driver into an ambulance from Baker Emergency Medical Services.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez took this video of the paramedics and the driver being moved into an ambulance.
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The driver was transported to the Colorado River Medical Center where the driver was to be airlifted to a hospital outside of Needles, California, but ZachNews later learned the driver had died.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division, the driver has been identified as 35 year old Jamie Ritter from Bakersfield, California and he succumbed to his injuries.
Needles Highway was closed well San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies are redirecting motorists onto Route 66 (National Trails Highway) to West Park Road.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is investigating the incident.
** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the driver’s family and friends. **
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