A wind prohibition for trucks was issued at 12:22 PM on May 16 after sustained 40 mile per hour winds with gusts as high as 80 miles per hour.
Originally, the prohibition existed from Bishop to Lone Pine by a CHP Officer in the area, but it was determined necessary to implement the ban all the way down to Pearsonville.
There has been damage to trees along the entire corridor, as well as damage to vehicles.
One vehicle which sustained major damage was a semi-truck driving in the Fort Independence Travel Plaza area. The sixteen-wheeler sustained a large amount of destruction to the front side after it overturned on the shoulder of the road. The vehicle’s hood was torn off after the accident.
According to Bishop Area CHP, no injuries were sustained during the rollover.
Famous motorcyclist, Malcolm Smith was struck by a vehicle on Friday and sustained major injuries. On January 25th, at approximately 1:30 in the afternoon, Bishop CHP responded to an accident taking place at the Furnace Creek Golf Course in Death Valley.
Malcolm Smith was with is his friend, Greg Lang of Redlands, CA playing golf, when the accident occurred. The famous motorcyclist walked behind the golf cart being operated by Lang, who thought the golf cart was in drive, but was actually in reverse. Lang accelerated the rearward moving cart and struck Smith, which subsequently knocked him to the ground.
Malcolm Smith was quickly transported via ambulance to Desert View Hospital in Pahrump, Nevada. As a result of being hit, Smith sustained major injuries.
Bishop CHP is currently investigating the collision.
Smith is considered by many to be a motorcycling legend. He has won the Baja 1000 six times, and the Baja 500 four times. The motorcyclist won the Baja 1000 three times driving a motorcycle and three times in a car.
The famed biker was inducted into the Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1978, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1996 and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.
Car crashes into a house near Barlow Lane.
By Seth Conners
There was quite a commotion near Barlow lane in North Bishop on Tuesday morning. According to the office of the CHP in Bishop, at approximately 2:30 am early Tuesday morning a GMC Yukon model crashed through a fence at 1405 Bear Creek Drive and continued through the yard where it ultimately crashed into the house. The GMC was driven by a 57 year old bishop woman who’s name remains undisclosed. The big fire alarm in Bishop sounded and CHP and Inyo County Sheriffs Deputies responded to the incident. The resident was home but no injuries were reported in the house. However, the cars driver was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital with minor injuries, and to undergo further evaluation. No criminal charges have been filed as a result of the incident.