Two vehicle collision in the Lone Pine resulted in major injuries

Gold Toyota Trunk in 2-vehicle collision across from Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History.

Press Release: On 07/05/2020 at approximately 1600 hours (4pm): Officers of the Bishop Area CHP responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of US-395 and Inyo St. in Lone Pine.

Jerrold Stolaroff of Santa Cruz, CA was driving a gold Toyota pickup and was entering the intersection of Inyo St. and US-395 from the Museum of Western Film History when it was struck broadside by a white Chevrolet pickup, which was being driven by Vicente Hernandez of Lone Pine, CA.

White Chevrolet pickup traveling at high rate of speed, southbound on Hwy 395.

The collision caused the Toyota to overturn.  A preliminary investigation on scene indicates that the Chevrolet was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed through Lone Pine just prior to the collision.

Injuries were reported by both drivers, as well as three passengers, and a dog from the Toyota pickup.

Report of Collision:

[pdf-embedder url=”http://sierrawave.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Chp288A-7.6.20.pdf” title=”Chp288A 7.6.20″]This collision is still under investigation by the Bishop Area CHP. As always, Bishop CHP would like to thank Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, Independence Volunteer Fire Department and the citizen’s that assisted the victims immediately following the collision.”

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David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

Looks like ANOTHER vehicle accident in downtown Lone Pine an hour or so ago on Saturday,July 18th,right in front of Lone Pine market. Surprised ? Now if it happened right there on the other side of Main St.-HWY 395 heading north,maybe would’ve plowed into the outdoor seating set up at… Read more »

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

There is an explanation for what may be perceived as insufficient enforcement, although admittedly it is not a justification. But it is a fact nonetheless that the Inland Division of CHP has the largest geographical enforcement area of all CHP divisions in the State, and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office… Read more »

Earl Duran
Earl Duran
1 year ago

It does not matter where they from, it is all the same.

Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
1 year ago

SWN, you may want to correct the date in your press release. The accident occured on Sunday, July 5th. Thanks.

Charles James
1 year ago
Reply to  Sierra Lady

Sierra Lady,
Done.Thank you for the heads up!

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

Good Bye Nobody living in Lone Pine is saying some locals aren’t guilty of speeding through town. But the fact is,it’s obvious most of those doing the speeding are out-of-towners heading north to the mountains or going back home south after their visit to the Sierra. The locals that do… Read more »

Good bye
Good bye
1 year ago

Funny everyone here complains about fast drivers through town and the speeder was from lone pine.

Earl Duran
Earl Duran
1 year ago

Lone Pine is a death trap during the holidays, Olancha is a hit and miss situation, the 4th and 5th was a horrible experience, it nearly impossible to cross 395 without a close call. I wish that some changes would occur soon. For the sake of Safety.

JaneE
JaneE
1 year ago

This has been happening for decades. Over 20 years ago we were sitting in PJ’s in Lone Pine (now The Grill) when some CHP officers came in who had just stopped someone who “blew through Independence” at over 80 miles an hour. Even they were a little surprised that he… Read more »

Art La Cues
Art La Cues
1 year ago

It’s also a racetrack through Independence. Where is law enforcement? Where is the concern from the Board of Supervisors?

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago

Quite frankly,with my living in Lone Pine,it surprises me this sort of thing doesn’t happen on a daily basis. Many,many speeders through town seemingly allowed to speed through town with little or no enforcement,even on the so-called “extra enforcement” three-day holiday weekends. When I do my laundry in town and… Read more »