PALMDALE – A 48-year-old driver suffered several broken bones and his passenger did not have a pulse when emergency personnel responded to the scene of a two-car collision Saturday afternoon in Palmdale.
The incident occurred around 1:58 p.m. in the intersection of Auto Center Drive (Yucca Tree Drive), according to detective Jeff Perkins of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
A preliminary investigation concluded that Richard Volpert was driving a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle southbound on 10th Street West, when a 2003 Toyota Sequoia initiated a northbound turn onto 10th Street West – directly in front of the path of the VW Beetle, Perkins stated.
The Toyota’s driver and passenger, 19-year-old Francisco Parga of Palmdale and his 17-year-old brother, did not sustain any injuries in the collision.
His passenger, 47-year-old Jennie Phleger, was unconscious, not breathing and did not have a pulse when emergency services personnel arrived at the scene.
Her vital signs returned upon her arrival at the hospital, Perkins stated. No seatbelts were found in the VW Beetle.
Routine traffic on 10th Street West, between Auto Center Drive and Avenue P-14, was shut down for about four hours while the incident was being investigated.