HEMET: Man, 57, crossing Florida Ave. in motorized wheelchair fatally struck

HEMET: Man, 57, crossing Florida Ave. in motorized wheelchair fatally struck

HEMET — A man crossing busy Florida Avenue in a motorized wheelchair was fatally stuck by a car late last night. The deadly accident happened on Florida Avenue between Franklin and Buena Vista Streets in Hemet. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified the victim as 57-year-old, Hemet resident, Richard Tufts. A coroner’s release indicated Tufts died about one and […]

HEMET: Blinding morning sun blamed in fatal car versus motorcycle accident

HEMET: Blinding morning sun blamed in fatal car versus motorcycle accident

HEMET – A motorcyclist died Wednesday morning, April 12, after he was struck from behind by a driver who said she had not seen the motorcycle before smashing into it. The driver told investigating officers she had been temporarily blinded by the morning sunlight and never saw the motorcyclist prior to the impact. The deadly collision […]

BREAKING: HEMET: Several passengers injured after RTA bus involved in hit and run collision

BREAKING: HEMET: Several passengers injured after RTA bus involved in hit and run collision

HEMET – Several bus riders sustained minor injuries when an RTA bus was involved in a hit and run accident Tuesday, April 4. Details are still emerging, but the accident happened at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Harvard Street in Hemet. The vehicle that fled the scene after the collision was described as a white […]

HEMET: Florida Ave. closed after traffic collision ruptures high-pressure gas main

HEMET: Florida Ave. closed after traffic collision ruptures high-pressure gas main

HEMET- A major roadway through Hemet was shut down for several hours after a vehicle crashed into a high-pressure, above-ground, main gas line. Florida Avenue between S. Western and S. Hamilton Avenues in Hemet was closed while firefighters and Southern California Gas Company crews worked to shut down the broken gas main. Within minutes of […]

HEMET: Woman seriously injured, arrested for DUI after crash into family of 5

HEMET: Woman seriously injured, arrested for DUI after crash into family of 5

HEMET – A woman sustained major injuries when a vehicle she was driving drifted into the opposing lanes of traffic and collided nearly head on with a vehicle occupied by a family of five, according to California Highway Patrol officials. The accident happened shortly after midnight Oct. 2 on Florida Avenue west of Warren Road […]

UPDATED: Driver trapped after Hemet three vehicle collision was texting, ran red light

UPDATED: Driver trapped after Hemet three vehicle collision was texting, ran red light

UPDATED: 07/09/2016 11:00 p.m. With witness statements from the accident scene.   Erik Torres, who was able to provide additional information about yesterday’s rollover traffic collision on Florida Avenue and State Street offered some updated information from the accident scene. “The driver of the SUV was texting while driving when she ran a red light at the […]