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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 5:30 am | Updated: 12:50 pm, Wed Dec 19, 2012.

YUCCA VALLEY — A father of three was in critical condition Friday after he was ejected from his car in an accident on the Yucca Valley grade Thursday morning.

Jason A. Jennings, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2006 Ford Mustang eastbound on the highway near Yucca Park Road at 11:38 a.m. Thursday when he lost control and his car hit the center divider, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

After hitting the divider, Jennings’ vehicle veered to the right side of the road and hit a dirt embankment. The impact propelled the Mustang back on to the roadway and threw Jennings from his car and onto the road.

According to the CHP, witnesses stopped and removed Jennings from the road.

Jennings, the only occupant of the vehicle, was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center with major injuries.

Jennings suffered brain injury and was reported to be in critical condition by family members Friday. He and his wife have three daughters, one of whom is a newborn, according to Jennings’ family.

“He just turned 28. He has three daughters … he’s a father, brother, best friend and he didn’t deserve this,” Cindy Sugden, a relative of Jennings, said Friday.

The accident occurred following heavy rainfall.

“Most likely it was weather-related, but the cause of the collision is still under investigation,” Sgt. C. Bullen with the Morongo Basin CHP said Thursday.

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  • Karen Brenneman posted at 10:31 am on Thu, Dec 20, 2012.

    Karen Brenneman Posts: 10

    Or how about a seat belt??? I hope he heals up 100% sending prayers to this family!

  • CactusRat posted at 4:18 pm on Mon, Dec 17, 2012.

    CactusRat Posts: 58

    Lot of oil on these roads. All it takes is one good rain to slicken everything up and with a light rear end vehicle like that... gotta be cautious with the pedal. Be careful with those sharp turns too!

  • PUFFNTOUGH posted at 11:08 am on Sat, Dec 15, 2012.

    PUFFNTOUGH Posts: 1

    common dude! this guys a father of three im pretty sure he was trying to drive straight. idiot. these mustangs are too light in the rear and wen it rains the rear end slides out under neath them. i kno i've done it before on the 10 with my 08' v6

  • jimjam posted at 8:29 am on Sat, Dec 15, 2012.

    jimjam Posts: 357

    I still can't figure out why people can't point their car in a straight line and drive up Hwy. 62 without smashing their cars up. What is wrong with them?


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