Seven Vehicles Accident

at Big Bear Dam 

  State Route 18 approaching the Big Bear Dam ​ 


 According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Juan C. Quintero of the Arrowhead Running Springs Regional Headquarters the traffic collision that caused a temporary closure of State Route 18 at the Big Bear Dam Bridge, was determined to be a minor accident involving seven vehicles.

 Wednesday November 25th at approximately 8:20 A.M., the balmy weather conditions of low temperatures including light snow and rain during the night, caused drivers to use great precaution. Their driving safely was challenged by the wet pavement, when gusts of wind blew in and pushed the clouds away, therefore the surface became frozen.  As a result, the vehicles lost traction and the drivers lost control of the seven vehicles on the black ice. 

San Bernardino Fire Big Bear - Responders were on the scene within a few minutes to assist with rescuing occupants from the vehicles. Highway Patrol and Caltrans closed SR-18 for two plus hours, while the emergency agencies cared for the injured. Fortunately, there was a total of two minor injuries and nobody was transported to medical facilities.