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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Friday August 17th, 2018 :: 09:19 p.m. PDT

Advisory

A driver distracted by his phone causes a traffic collision involving four vehicles

DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 16, 2018 Time: 7:44 am

INCIDENT: Minor Injury Traffic Collision

LOCATION: Oak Glen Road / Chapman Heights Road, Yucaipa

DRIVER 1: Alexander Garcia, 29, Yucaipa resident, black 2005 Toyota Tundra

DRIVER 2: Miguel Samperio, 37, Yucaipa resident, grey, 2016 Toyota Tacoma

DRIVER 3: Liana Wilson, 40, Yucaipa resident, white 2017 Jeep Wrangler

DRIVER 4: Linda Dilbeck, 54, Yucaipa resident, grey 2005 Toyota RAV4

SUMMARY:
On Thursday, August 16th, deputies responded to a traffic collision involving four vehicles at Oak Glen Road and Chapman Heights Road. Responding deputies determined that Alexander Garcia was driving a Toyota Tundra south on Oak Glen Road approaching the intersection with Chapman Heights Road. Traffic was very heavy with vehicles backed up from the red light several hundred yards from the intersection. Garcia was distracted by his phone and failed to notice traffic was stopped far back from the intersection. He collided into the rear of a stopped Toyota Tacoma driven by Samperio, which was pushed forward into the rear of a stopped Jeep Wrangler driven by Wilson. Garcia’s vehicle also collided into the rear of Wilson’s vehicle, and the force of those collisions pushed her vehicle forward into a stopped Toyota RAV4 driven by Dilbeck.

Garcia, Samperio, and Wilson were injured in the collision. Garcia and Samperio were transported from the scene by AMR ambulance to Redlands Community Hospital, while Wilson was transported by private vehicle. Their injuries did not appear life threatening.

Refer: Deputy Steve Gidcumb

Station: Yucaipa Police and Sheriff

Phone No. (909) 918-2305

Case No. 141802660

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

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