Over the Side 

SR 38 on Onyx



Running Springs, CA. ____ Monday January 25th afternoon, Kevin Moran, was driving his maroon 2002, Jeep Liberty, travelling eastbound on State Route 38 and Onyx Summit. Moran, a resident of Big Bear City, lost control of his vehicle as he negotiated a right curve, therefore the Jeep veered off the roadway. The vehicle turned over several times before coming to rest on its wheels down the hillside. 

Knowing he was injured, forty-six year old Moran managed to use his cell-phone to report the traffic collision and requested medical assistance. California Highway Patrol Officer J. Reneau, ID 16179 responded to the scene of the traffic collision on SR-38, east of Lake Williams Drive on Onyx Summit.  It was discovered that Jeep had come to rest approximately 250 feet down the hillside.

CHP Officer Reneau climbed down to the location of Moran and his vehicle, and requested additional emergency services personnel to respond. 

Big Bear Fire Personnel (BBFD) responded to the scene and extricated Moran from the vehicle. BBFD Paramedics then carried Moran up-hill and transported him to the Mercy Air Ambulance. The medic helicopter transported Moran to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

Moran suffered a broken right leg, lacerations to right arm and left fingers and complained of pain to his left arm as a result of the traffic collision. 

California Highway Patrol Officer Ben Baker, ID 17407, is conducting the investigation.  Any person who witnessed this incident is encouraged to call the Arrowhead Area Office (Running Springs) at (909)867-2791.