‚ÄčFatal Hit-Run Big Bear Lake

Pedestrian on Knickerbocker Rd

Randy Burich Arrested

San Bernardino County Sheriff

Major Accident Investigation Team M.A.I.T.


Thursday, April 15, 2021, at approximately 1:53 P.M., Big Bear Sheriff Deputies and Big Bear Fire Paramedics responded to a call of an injury hit and run traffic collision on Knickerbocker Road near Maryland Road.

Upon arrival, Paramedics located the victim lying on Knickerbocker Road, suffering from major injuries as a result of being hit by a vehicle. Fire personnel provided treatment and transported the victim to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center via medi-vac helicopter. 

During investigation, Sheriff Deputies determined Burich was driving a 2010 Nissan Titan south on Knickerbocker Road. At the same time, the victim was walking south on Knickerbocker Road when he was struck by Burich’s vehicle. After the collision, Burich fled the scene and returned to his residence. Burich was located shortly after the collision and identified him as the driver of the vehicle. determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Burich was arrested for Felony D.U.I. and Hit and Run and booked at the West Valley Detention Center.

Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to the scene and investigated the traffic collision. At 10:55 P.M. the MAIT investigators were advised that the victim passed away at the hospital.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about this collision is urged to contact SBC Sheriff Deputies Magdaleno or Rusk at (909)477-2800.