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 […]

HEMET: Man flees from, fights with police in dramatic downtown take-down

HEMET: Man flees from, fights with police in dramatic downtown take-down

HEMET – A man who fled from and then fought with local officials was arrested in a dramatic downtown incident after officers used a Taser less lethal weapon to subdue the fleeing and combative subject. The arrest happened Tuesday afternoon, April 11, near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Juanita Street in Hemet. The incident – […]

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 […]

Hemet hit and run causes vehicle to roll, shear off fire hydrant, suspect quickly captured

Hemet hit and run causes vehicle to roll, shear off fire hydrant, suspect quickly captured

HEMET –  A major injury hit and run traffic collision that occurred this afternoon at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Columbia Street at about 2:16 p.m. left at least five people temporarily trapped in a vehicle that rolled onto its’ side and sheared off a fire hydrant, causing a geyser of water to gush into […]

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 […]

Hemet PD officials investigate report of suspicious device

Hemet PD officials investigate report of suspicious device

HEMET – Fears of a possible explosive device found in the 3100 block of West Florida Avenue, near the intersection of Sanderson Avenue, prompted a quick response from law enforcement personnel, Monday, June 13. Officials later determined the device was drug-related paraphernalia and posed no threat to the public. Hemet Police received a 911 tip […]