Shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31st, a driver struck and killed 65-year-old motorcyclist Cheryl Hightower in Big Bear Lake. While traveling north in a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Greenway Drive, 60-year-old Walter Campbell ran a stop sign at the intersection with West North Shore Drive, colliding with Hightower’s Harley-Davidson. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the crash, explains a California personal injury attorney.
Big Bear Lake accounted for 1 of the 32 fatalities and none of the 478 injuries suffered by motorcyclists in traffic accidents in San Bernardino County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, 383 motorcyclists lost their lives and 10,479 sustained injuries in crashes that year-a 29.6 percent decrease from the number of fatalities recorded the previous year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Cheryl Hightower, the motorcyclist who was struck and killed by the driver in Big Bear Lake yesterday.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this accident.
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