ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 59-year-old Lancaster man suffered major injuries and had to be airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning after he collided with a flatbed truck that ran a stop sign in an Antelope Valley intersection, authorities said.
The incident happened around 6:10 a.m. Wednesday on 90th Street East at Avenue E, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Heladio Serrano, 66, of Lancaster, was driving a 1992 GMC flatbed truck northbound on 90th Street East when he failed to come to a complete stop at a posted stop sign and proceeded through an intersection at approximately two to three miles per hour, directly into the path of 1986 Volvo, the CHP report states.
The Volvo was being driven by 59-year-old Mark Scott Timmons of Lancaster, who was going eastbound on Avenue E at approximately 62 miles an hour, the CHP report states.
Both vehicles collided, and the front of the Volvo was pinned under the bed of the truck.
Timmons sustained major injuries, including a broken sternum, multiple fractured right side ribs, trauma to the upper right side of chest, abrasions to the right hand and arm, abrasions to the left knee, and facial injuries. He was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
Serrano did not sustain any injuries in the collision, according to the CHP report.
The traffic collision is still under investigation.