Over the side on State
Cal Fire, San
Bernardino County Fire, California Highway Patrol, Running Springs Fire,
Big Bear Fire and a
San Bernardino County Sheriff
Arrowhead Area CHP
Headquarters, Running Springs, California, reported that today /Friday, June 22, 2018, at approximately
8:24 A.M, a traffic collision on State Route-330, south of State Route-18, was
a single vehicle over-the-side.
their arrival to the accident scene, the first responders located a Kia Optima
approximately 200 feet over the mountain side. Through the efforts of Cal Fire,
San Bernardino County Fire Department, Running Springs Fire Department, Big
Bear Fire Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff Department the recovery
of the unconscious 43 year-old male driver, trapped in the vehicle.
Department Hand Crews worked diligently to clear the heavy vegetation
where the Kia was lodged. Also, Emergency
paramedics worked from the ground to safely free the injured man and transport him
to a medical facility. After more than
hour of resolving several challenges, San Bernardino County Sheriff Air Rescue
#6 airlifted the patient, extricating him from the wrecked vehicle and
transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment.
Fire Fighter working near the scene was evaluated by paramedics for suffering
from heat exhaustion and released to be improved.
Area California Highway Patrol Officer Williams, ID# 20725, is investigating
the Friday morning incident.
to the authorities, the initial investigation revealed that the vehicle was
travelling southbound on SR-330 at an unknown speed, when the driver, a 43 year-old
man, allowed the vehicle to travel across the northbound lane, and off the
leaving the roadway, the Kia Optima travelled down a steep hillside, and
overturned multiple times, before coming to rest on its wheels. While first
responders were on the accident scene, Caltrans assisted with traffic control,
allowing vehicles to use the southbound lane. Both lanes of State Route-330
were cleared at approximately 11:30 A.M.