Major Traffic Accident in Big Bear Lake Critically Injures Man

By G. T. Houts 

Big Bear Lake, CA – December 17, 2017 at approximately 8:42 p.m. Brian Hannon, a 41 year old resident of Big Bear was walking across Big Bear Boulevard at Thrush Drive in the City of Big Bear Lake, when he was struck by a car. The driver of the car Brian Herendich, a 31 year old resident of Sugar Loaf, was diving eastbound on Big Bear Boulevard when he struck Hannon, who was crossing the street.

The impact caused major injury to Hannon. Deputies responded and found Hannon unresponsive lying in the roadway. He had suffered major injuries to his head and body. Hannon was air-lifted to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Due to the severity of Hannon’s injuries, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Region 1 Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded and are conducting the investigation. The cause of the collision has not yet been determined. If you have any information regarding this traffic collision, please contact the Big Bear Lake Police/Sheriff’s Department Station, 909-866-0100. Refer to Deputy D. SMith (Region 1 M.A.I.T.)