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TEMECULA: Dustin Alan Marine, 24, Killed in Pedestrian Accident, Motorcyclist Hospitalized

Monday, June 17th, 2013

TEMECULA, California (June 17, 2013) – Pedestrian Dustin Alan Marine, 24, of Temecula was killed and a motorcyclist hospitalized Sunday night in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Rancho California and Moraga roads, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.

About 9:16 p.m., Marine was attempting to cross the road and was hit by the driver of a small compact Geo sedan, the report said. The driver of the car reportedly tried to stop traffic, but a motorcyclist collided with the disabled car at the scene as the driver tended to the pedestrian, according to a report by Southwest Riverside News Network.

Paramedics transported Marine and the injured motorcyclist by ambulance to Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta where Marine later died at 9:50 p.m. The motorcyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries, the news report said.

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Sources:  http://www.riversidesheriff.org/coroner/press/


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HEMET: Pedestrian Arturo Sanchez Hernandez, 52, Killed in Crash on Highway 74

Friday, June 7th, 2013

HEMET, California (June 4, 2013) — Pedestrian Arturo Sanchez Hernandez, 52, of Hemet was killed Thursday night after being struck by several vehicles in the Valle Vista community, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 10:45 p.m., Hernandez was attempting to walk across Florida Avenue (Highway 74), a few feet east of 5th Street, when he reportedly was struck by the driver of a Saturn sedan, according to Southwest Riverside News Network.

CHP officers told reporters that the street was dark. The woman whose vehicle struck Hernandez was reportedly unable to stop or alert other drivers that the pedestrian had been hit. She remained at the scene and cooperated with police. However, two other drivers allegedly struck Hernandez, but kept driving. Police believe that he died after the first impact, but the investigation will continue.

Witnesses are asked to contact the CHP’s San Gorgonio office at 951-769-2000.

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PALM DESERT, California (May 13, 2013) — An unlicensed driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Friday after he reportedly caused a 3-vehicle injury traffic accident on Monterey Avenue at Dinah Shore Drive, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

About 4:45 p.m. on May 10, 2013, Joseph William Knyvett, 32, of La Quinta was driving his Ford Explorer northbound on Monterey Avenue when he collided with the driver of a Ford Mustang who was traveling eastbound on Dinah Shore Drive. The impact of the crash caused the Explorer to overturn onto its driver’s side. The Mustang spun around and crashed into a Chevrolet Blazer that was stopped at red traffic light on the westbound side of Dinah Shore Drive, the report said.

Witnesses who saw the traffic accident came to the aid of Knyvett who was trapped in his vehicle following the crash. The bystanders managed to life the vehicle into the upright position back  on all four wheels, the report said. Knyvett was not injured in the crash, however, the driver of the Mustang was moderately injured and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Knyvett was arrested on DUI charges and driving without a valid license. Palm Desert Police booked Knyvett into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, California.

Police say the Explorer and the Mustang both sustained major damage, but the Chevrolet Blazer had only minor damage due to the crash.

Police closed down the westbound lanes of Dinah Shore Drive for about one hour as they investigated the crash and debris was cleaned up from the roadway.
Knyvett was booked at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on DUI charges and driving without a valid license.

“Fortunately no one was killed in this traffic accident,” said Attorney West Thomas. “Drunk drivers are extremely dangerous and are the cause of thousands of deaths every year on our busy roadways.”

Victims who are injured in a crash with a drunk driver may recoup their financial losses even if the DUI driver did not have insurance if they have uninsured motorist coverage on their own policy.

A personal injury attorney can help anyone navigate the complex legal system and work as an advocate to ensure victims of these types of crashes are fairly compensated for all of their losses. Typically, those who are represented by an attorney in a car accident case recoup about 3.5 times more compensation for their losses than those who work directly with an insurance adjuster.

Witnesses are asked to contact Sergeant Dan Devinny at the Palm Desert Police Department, at (760) 836-1654, or they can call in anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).
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Christopher Rifkin, 34, of Moreno Valley Killed in Riverside Motorcycle Accident

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

RIVERSIDE, California (April 28, 2013) — Christopher Rifkin, 34, of Moreno Valley was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle crashed with another driver on the southbound Interstate 215 freeway just south of Fair Isles Drive, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 10:50 p.m., Rifkin was riding his motorcycle southbound on the I-215 when for unknown reasons he collided with another vehicle and was critically injured. Paramedics responded to the scene of the motorcycle accident and transported the injured man to Riverside County Regional Medical Center where he later died at 11:30 p.m., the coroner reported.

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PERRIS ACCIDENT: Robert Washington, 54, of Moreno Valley Killed in Head on Crash

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

PERRIS, California (April 27, 2013) — Robert Washington, 54, of Moreno Valley was killed and five others injured after a head-on crash late Friday night at the intersection of 4th Street (State Route 74) and Navajo Street, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

Just minutes before midnight on Friday, April 26, Washington was driving alone in his Ford Taurus eastbound on SR-74. The driver of a Mazda Protege was traveling with four passengers on the same road in the opposite direction. The Mazda reportedly veered over into opposing traffic for unknown reasons and struck the Ford head on. Washington suffered major injuries and paramedics quickly transported him to Inland Valley Medical Center where he later died the following morning.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Perris Station is investigating the fatal crash to determine exactly what happened. Initial reports indicated that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the report said.  Police did not reveal the identity of the driver or other occupants in the Mazda due to their age.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Perris Police Department Traffic Team by calling (951) 210-1000 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951)776-1099.

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