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August 31, 2014
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Motorcyclist uninjured after Kingsbury accident

A Minden motorcyclist told authorities he was uninjured after he lost control of his 2007 Harley Davidson on Kingsbury Grade on Thursday evening.

Joseph Wayne McCann, 26, was heading down the Grade about four miles up from Foothill Road when he lost control in a turn.

The accident was reported at 7:30 p.m.

McCann was ejected from the motorcycle, which sustained serious damage.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, McCann was cited at the scene for failure to use due care.

■ A big rig snagged a low-hanging telephone wire in Bridgeport on Thursday evening causing a brief loss of power and telephone service.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2009 Kenworth truck didn’t know he’d hit the line at about 6:45 p.m.

Officers and a sergeant assigned to the CHP’s Bridgeport office responded to the scene and found the damaged telephone line hanging just above the roadway.

Officers slowed vehicle traffic and guided drivers around the low hanging wire.

A CHP officer assigned to the Mammoth Lakes Resident Post began looking for the involved truck, and at approximately 7:40 p.m., found it near June Lake’s South junction.

Driver John Pike Jr, 58, of Puyallup, Wash., said he had no idea his truck had struck the wire.

Personnel from the Bridgeport Fire Department and Mono County Paramedic Rescue, Medic 7 arrived at the collision scene and used plastic cable ties while precariously perched above Highway 395 to temporarily secure the telephone wire above the roadway at a sufficient height, allowing vehicular traffic to travel beneath. CHP Bridgeport officers remained at the scene using their emergency lights to slow and warn approaching traffic until representatives from Verizon Communications were able to arrive from Bishop and complete repairs.


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