Juvenile Driver Hits Bishop Man Riding Electric Bike

6/18/20: CHP Bishop Office

“A juvenile driver from Bishop, CA was driving southbound US-395 and had stopped in the two-way left turn lane at MacGregor Avenue waiting to make a left turn. Maxwell Silver of Bishop, CA was riding his electric bicycle northbound US-395 on the northbound right shoulder at approximately 40 mph approaching MacGregor Avenue.

The juvenile began a left turn across the northbound lanes and onto the northbound right shoulder.  Mr. Silver observed the other vehicle and tried to stop.  Mr. Silver contacted the right front of the other vehicle.  Due to the force of the collision Mr. Silver was ejected from the bicycle and made contact with the ground. Mr. Silver was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital with a possible fractured wrist.

The following agencies were on scene and rendered aid, and assisted with the collision investigation: Bishop CHP, Bishop Fire Department, CALTRANS, Big Pine Fire Department, Symons Ambulance.”




11 Responses to Juvenile Driver Hits Bishop Man Riding Electric Bike

  1. Pelican June 23, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    (incl. video)?

    • Charles James June 23, 2020 at 11:52 am #

      Pelican, our apologies for the video missing. We had a request to remove it and did so. Unfortunately, when it was removed, the headline was not revised.

  2. Steven Smith June 20, 2020 at 4:56 pm #

    Electric bicycles are not capable of going 40mph. In fact, they have limiters that pump the brakes at 25mph.

    • Charles O. Jones June 22, 2020 at 5:26 pm #

      Was thinking the same thing. I’ve never even heard of illegally modified e-bikes going that fast.

  3. Just Wondering June 20, 2020 at 10:38 am #

    There was no mention of the juvenile’s age. Did s/he have a permit? A license? An adult in the car per regulations? Permission to drive an adult’s car? Proper drivers training? If not, hopefully law enforcement and the court system will hold this juvenile offender, as well as others, accountable for actions. Prayers to Mr. Silver.

  4. Lisa Hanke June 20, 2020 at 9:56 am #

    40 miles per hour in the BIKE lane?

  5. David Dennison June 19, 2020 at 6:37 pm #

    From what I witnessed in Big Pine the other day waiting on getting 4 tires installed,an accident doesn’t surprise me a bit.
    LOTS of speeders through town…cars,trucks,RV’s,trucks hauling 5th wheels.
    And in the couple hours I was waiting at the garage,not a single CHP or Law Enforcement vehicle seen..

    • Charles O. Jones June 22, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

      “accident” is an overused and often misused term. Most collisions are the result of negligence on someones part. Negligence is no accident.

      I agree, far too many people ignoring the speed limits through our local towns. With limited enforcement, it’s predicable behavior. Speed cameras are simple work well in many other countries. They help keep the city streets safer and free up law enforcement for higher priority needs.

  6. Tbone June 19, 2020 at 12:42 pm #

    The victim on the E-Bike had multiple broken bones in his arm, a serious concussion, and various other injuries. He’s in bad shape.

    • Charles James June 19, 2020 at 1:29 pm #

      Thank you for the update. Let’s all hope he has a swift and complete recovery.


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