DUI driver strikes tree, injures pedestrian in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE – On Tuesday, March 18, at 11:01 am, officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to Railroad Canyon Road, east of Church Street regarding a hit and run collision.

Information received by several reporting parties stated a grey van struck a tree in the center median and possibly a female pedestrian before fleeing the scene.

The female was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center with major, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Lake Elsinore Police officers apprehended the driver of the grey van, a 43 year old female of Canyon Lake, driving on Summerhill Drive in Lake Elsinore.

The subsequent investigation led to the arrest for driving under the influence and hit and run regarding the collision with the tree. At this time the cause of the injuries to the victim are still being investigated.

If anyone has any information regarding this traffic collision, or how the victim sustained her injuries, the Lake Elsinore Police Department is asking for your help. Please forward any information to Sergeant Peter Giannakakos or Officer Richard Williams, referencing file number L14077068, at 951-245-3300.

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