Over the side on State Route 330



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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.   

Upon 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.

Fire 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.   

One Fire Fighter working near the scene was evaluated by paramedics for suffering from heat exhaustion and released to be improved. 

Arrowhead Area California Highway Patrol Officer Williams, ID# 20725, is investigating the Friday morning incident. 

According 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 roadway.   

Upon 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.