On May 3, 2022, at approximately 11:40 a.m. Bear Valley Police Officers responded to the area of Bear Valley Road and Oakflat Drive regarding a solo car accident. When the accident occurred, all Bear Valley Police Officers were training at the Bear Valley Range. Due to this, Stallion Springs Police Department and the Bear Valley Rangers assisted, with Bear Valley Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) on the scene to help with traffic control.
An initial investigation showed the involved vehicle had been traveling eastbound on Bear Valley Road at a high rate of speed, passing several other vehicles. Upon reaching a turn in the road near Oakflat Drive, the vehicle was traveling too fast to negotiate the corner and left the roadway, rolling multiple times before coming to rest on an adjacent property.
The driver, and the driver’s dog, suffered serious injuries. The driver was airlifted to a local hospital, and the dog was driven to a nearby veterinarian by a good Samaritan.
The vehicle also struck a telephone pole, knocking power out to approximately five homes in the area. Southern California Edison responded to the scene to conduct repairs.
At this time, the accident is being handled as a DUI Investigation.