Two transported for injuries in single-vehicle accident

Two transported for injuries in single-vehicle accidentRidgecrest Police officers respond to a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning near the intersection of Church and Inyo streets. According to Sgt. Tony Brown of RPD, the driver and minor occupant were both transported to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for minor injuries. “We believe the cause was the rain,” said Brown. “Anytime it rains, the roads get slick.” The moisture, combined with the roadmix used for surfacing, creates a surface that can be deceptively slippery. He encouraged drivers to practice conservative speeds to reduce the risk of accidents. At press time, the News Review also learned of a fatal accident on Highway 178. Details will be reported in next week’s edition. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2019-11-22