San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
DATE/TIME: April 10, 201612:35 p.m.
INCIDENT:MINOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION
LOCATION:SR 247 / Juarez Road, Yucca Valley
VICTIM(S): Eugene Palmer, 43 year old, Yucca Valley Resident
Driving a Green 1996 Toyota 4 Runner
On April 10, 2016, at approximately 12:35 p.m., Palmer was traveling north on SR 247, nearing the intersection with Juarez Road. Palmer drove through water flowing across the roadway, causing him to lose control of his vehicle. Palmer traveled across the roadway into the wash and his vehicle rolled onto its roof. Palmer was trapped inside his vehicle until San Bernardino County Fire arrived and extricated him with the “jaws of life”. Palmer was then transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for a complaint of pain.
As a reminder, please slow down and use caution when driving through water on the roadway.
Station: Morongo Basin Station
Case #: 231600664
Phone No. (760) 366-4175
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division
655 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061
Telephone: (909) 387-3700