As the Result of a Head-on Collision
Barrier netting has been installed to close off the
Baker Pond bridge. A car battery remains at the site.
Photos courtesy of Darin Cohen Baker Pond at Big
E T Russell__
February 3, 2022 in Big Bear Lake, CA___
In immediate response to
a 9-1-1 call reporting a two-vehicle collision in Big Bear
Lake, on State Route 18, located east of Stanfield Cut-off, Big Bear Fire Department
dispatched just before 8:00 P.M.
According to Big Bear Fire Battalion Chief Dan Rogers responded with the
Rescue Operation Team of seven Fighters and Paramedics, with three Ambulances.
The #1 white SUV vehicle
was driven by a female. The #2 SUV vehicle was driven by a male with his dog as
a passenger. The two vehicles collided head-on, causing the #1 SUV to veer off
the north side of the roadway, coming to a stop underneath the Baker Pond
boardwalk, lodging the vehicle with the female still in the car.
The #2 SUV overturned, coming to rest on its roof; with the occupants (driver and dog) uninjured.
Witnesses to the
accident rushed to the injured woman at the Baker Pond boardwalk.
Chief Rogers reports
that fortunately, the seriously injured woman was extracted from the wreckage approximately
one & a half hours after the crash and airlifted by Big Bear Fire and Mercy Air#H-285
to Loma Linda Trauma Center.
The emergency call-for-help
was also, responded to by the San Bernardino County/Big Bear Sheriff Deputies, who
controlled traffic. State Route-18 between
Stanfield Cut-off and to the east Division Road was closed to traffic but
reopened early Friday morning
The Investigation Team
of the Big Bear Sheriff Department has the traffic collision under
Big Bear Fire Department and Mercy
Air, a division of Air Methods, an innovative public/private
partnership, brings a medical Air Ship to provide critical patient care
services and emergency air transportation to Big Bear Valley.
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