San Bernardino – Friday evening, at about 8pm, a traffic collision occurred on Summit Valley Road, near Telephone Canyon Road in San Bernardino in the Hesperia area. There was one fatality.
Sheriffs arrived to find a collision had occurred between a Ford F250 pick up and a Toyota Tacoma. Their investigation yielded the following: A Toyota Tacoma traveling north on Summit Valley Road struck Thomas Milton Turner, who was standing outside his Ford F250, also a pick up truck. Thereafter, both vehicles fell down an embankment, over the side of the road. Paramedics pronounced Turner dead at the scene. The collision is still being investigated by the police.
This is a tragic accident and our prayers are with the Turner family. This type of accident could be avoided if drivers take more care when driving. Do not drive if you are tired, or if you have consumed alcohol. If you absolutely must pull over on the side of the road, make sure to give lots of clearance to passing cars, and pull off to a side road that is not busy whenever possible.