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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Tuesday June 4th, 2024 :: 01:11 p.m. PDT


Bicyclist Suffers Major Injuries After Being Struck by a Vehicle in Apple Valley

DATE/TIME: June 3, 2024, at 9:10 PM

INCIDENT:  Vehicle vs Bicyclist Traffic Crash

LOCATION: Thunderbird Road / Wichita Road, Apple Valley, CA

BICYCLIST: 52-year-old, Resident of Apple Valley

DRIVER 1: 36-year-old, Resident of Apple Valley 
VEHICLE 1: Black Ford Explorer 

On Monday, June 3, 2024, at approximately 9:10 PM, deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station and rescue personnel from the Apple Valley Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus bicyclist traffic crash that occurred on Thunderbird Road and Wichita Road, in the Town of Apple Valley. 
Through investigation, deputies determined a black Ford Explorer, driven by a 36-year-old, was eastbound on Thunderbird Road in the number one lane approaching Wichita Road. The Bicyclist was riding eastbound in the number 1 lane of Thunderbird Road. The Ford Explorer struck the Bicyclist on Thunderbird Road.  
The Bicyclist suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The Bicyclist later was airlifted to another hospital. The driver of the Ford Explorer was uninjured and remained on scene to cooperate with the investigation.  
An investigator from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigative Team (M.A.I.T) arrived and is investigating. Thunderbird Road eastbound and westbound lanes were closed between the intersections of Wichita Road and Wanaque Road for approximately four hours while deputies processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses. 
Anyone with any information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy J. Rodgers at Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or leave the information on the We-Tip website at 

Refer: Deputy J. Rodgers 

Station: Apple Valley M.A.I.T.

Phone No: (760) 240-7400

Case No. 182402691

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Pkwy
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Emergency: 9-1-1

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