By Randy Economy
August 15, 2010
Lucerne Valley, CA
Eyewitness News here in Los Angeles has posted the above news account on the deadly crash at the California 200. THESE SCENES ARE GRAPHIC IN NATURE. VIEWER BEWARE.
FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS: "At least eight people were killed and others were injured in a desert off-road race in rural San Bernardino County, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's department.
A vehicle plowed into a crowd just before 8 p.m., authorities said. San Bernardino County fire sent seven ambulances and 10 air ships to the scene of the accident at the California 200 race in Lucerne Valley.
Authorities said a dozen people were airlifted to hospitals in the area, one possibly being Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville. According to published reports, winesses saw a pickup hit people who were sitting on rocks.The California Highway Patrol has taken the lead and has sent its Major Accident Investigation Team in. According to the Mojave Desert Racing website, the California 200 was to take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. off Bessemer Mine Road at Soggy Dry Lake."