Mom, kids, hurt in rollover on Soledad remain in serious condition


A mother and her three children were all still recovering from severe injuries Friday afternoon, a day after  a solo-vehicle rollover crash on Soledad Canyon Road, near Highway 14.

Injured in the crash were a 29-year-old woman who lives in Palmdale, her sons aged 9 and 4, and an infant daughter, 1 year old.

The three children were airlifted to Northridge Hospital Medical Center and their mother taken by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

“We have them listed in the report as severe injuries,” Officer Josh Greengard of the California Highway Patrol said late Friday afternoon.

On Thursday, about 4:10 p.m., the woman was driving her white 2008 Volkswagen sedan eastbound on Soledad Canyon Road, east of Stonecrest Road, at about 45 to 50 mph, according to investigating CHP Officer Phillip Kasinger.

“(The woman) allowed the car to drift onto the right shoulder,” Kasinger wrote in the report.

“She made a sudden and sharp turning input to the left, which caused her to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle rotated in a counterclockwise motion as it travelled across the roadway, before crashing into a small dirt berm on the north shoulder.”

The car overturned and landed on its roof.

Kasinger said the woman driving the car was “not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, and suffered major injuries as a result.”

Asked Friday about possible criminal charges, Greengard said: “No charges will be filed.”

A man identifying himself as the brother of the injured woman posted a GoFundMe page to raise money for the young family.

He described his sister’s injuries as “severe” and that she remained in critical condition.

“This family has a long road ahead of them between hospital stays, medical treatments, surgeries, and expenses related to the long road of recovery,” he said.

“ We are asking you to please donate in any way you can.

“Every penny counts for the family as the medical bills will add up extremely quickly.

“We also would appreciate sharing this campaign and sending thoughts and prayers to the family.”

The crash happened at section of Soledad Canyon Road that was described by at least one emergency response official as a “blind curve.”

“This was for a (traffic collision) on a blind curve on Soledad,” Sky Cornell, spokesman for the Fire Department, said Thursday

Rescue helicopter Air Squad No. 19 landed on a closed portion of Soledad, just east of the crash, he said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the crash 4:17 p.m. for reports of a rollover and people possibly trapped in at least one vehicle.

On arrival, they found kids’ clothing and diapers strewn across the roadway.

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