Two injured in single vehicle crash

A San Dimas woman and her one-year-old son were hospitalized Friday night after an SUV they were riding in crashed into a light pole.

The accident happened around 11:05 p.m. on June 10 just south of the intersection of Towne Avenue and Briarcroft Road, according to Sgt. Robert Ewing of the Claremont Police Department. According to police, a 22-year-old San Dimas man reportedly fell asleep while driving northbound on Towne in his 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, swerved to the right and crashed into the light pole.

                                                                                                                           Photo by Doug Sturgis

A passenger, identified by Sgt. Ewing as the driver’s 22-year-old girlfriend, suffered a “serious laceration to the right side of her face” and was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. The couple’s one-year-old son suffered a “bump on the head” and was airlifted to County USC Medical Center as a precaution, Sgt. Ewing said.

No further information about their injuries was available from police as of Monday morning. Sgt. Ewing noted the family was on their way back from the hospital because their child was ill.

By the time officers arrived on the scene, the woman was already pulled out of the wrecked car and was being treated at the scene by passersby, Sgt. Ewing said. The force of the crash took down the light pole, leaving wires exposed.

The driver was not injured. Officers determined alcohol was not a factor in the crash, Sgt. Ewing said.


Matthew Bramlett


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