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.