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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Injury Traffic Collision

September 4, 2013

Location: 1240 5th St. - Yucaipa Library Parking Lot, Yucaipa

Driver: Andrea Adamson, 37 Yucaipa

Pedestrian: Sarah Whitesides, 69, Sylmar


On Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at approximately 6:55 p.m., Yucaipa City deputies responded to an injury collision at 1240 5th St. in the parking lot of the Yucaipa branch library. Upon arrival, they located the female pedestrian, lying on the pavement near the vehicle that struck her. During the investigation, deputies learned that the driver (Adamson) had been stopped in the parking lot, picking up children from the library. Whitesides was walking across the parking lot and Adamson began to drive through the parking lot. She did not see Whitesides crossing in front of her and struck her with her vehicle, knocking Whitesides to the pavement. Adamson immediately stopped her vehicle but Whitesides sustained an injury to her right leg. Whitesides was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment.

Anyone with additional information regarding this collision is urged to contact the Yucaipa Station at (909)790-3105.

Refer: Deputy Steve Gidcumb

Station: Yucaipa Station

Phone No. (909) 790-3105

Case No. 141303260

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

C/o Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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