Vehicle vs Motorcycle on State Route 38


Sunday October 25th the afternoon was a high overcast with clear visibility for driving the mountain road, State Route 38. A traffic collision occurred at approximately 1:12 P.M. just east of Canyon Road and SR-38. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, Michael Gardner, an 18 year-old male, a resident of Hesperia was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 westbound on SR-38. 

At the same time, Dennis Stevens, a 69 year-old male, of Big Bear City was riding a 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle, eastbound on SR-38, approaching the Gardner vehicle, in the opposite direction. 

The Gardner vehicle veered over the middle, double yellow lines, striking Stevens’ motorcycle head-on. Dennis Stevens was transported to Bear Valley Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. California Highway Patrol Officer Paul Adamson is handling the investigation.