On March 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. a 22-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a small sports utility vehicle traveling approximately 35-40 miles per hour at the intersection of Big Bear Boulevard and Highland Road in Big Bear Lake. The subject was reported to have intentionally jumped in front of the vehicle following an argument with his girlfriend. The impact of the collision caused the windshield of the vehicle to shatter, resulting in the car being towed from the scene.
The subject fled the scene after initial contact with a detective who witnessed the incident, but returned when paramedics arrived. After refusing medical attention, the subject fled again as deputies were attempting to interview him. A short foot pursuit of approximately 3 blocks ensued in the surrounding residential neighborhood. Deputies located the subject on the roof of his girlfriend’s residence and were able to talk him down.
The male subject received medical attention and was determined to have suffered a fractured back and abrasions. He was transported by paramedics to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
Refer: Tiffany Swantek, PIO
Station: Big Bear Sheriff’s Station
Phone No. 909-866-0100
Case No. 161400308