PERRIS: DUI suspected in fiery, 2 car crash that hospitalized 3

PERRIS — Three people were hospitalized after a fiery, two-vehicle wreck, Sunday, Oct. 15. The major-injury accident happened at the corner of Perris Boulevard and Ramona Expressway in Perris, according to Sheriff’s officials, who say driving under the influence is suspected as a contributing factor in the collision. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Police Station and other emergency first responders […]

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LAKE ELSINORE: Injured man rescued from mountainside after hang gliding accident

LAKE ELSINORE — A man suffered minor injuries and had to be airlifted from a remote,  mountainous area after crashing while hang gliding, Sunday, Oct. 15. The accident and remote area rescue happened near Ortega Highway and Main Divide Road, in an unincorporated area of the Cleveland National Forest west of Lake Elsinore. Riverside County Sheriff and Fire officials were dispatched to reports of a hang glider down just before […]

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UPDATED: COACHELLA: 700 students return to classes after second RivCo middle school gas leak in 5 days

UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 17 2:30 p.m. COACHELLA — A gas leak at Bobby G. Duke Middle School in Coachella has been rendered safe and students have been allowed to return to their classrooms, according to fire and school officials. The leak was reportedly caused by a construction worker who accidentally hit and slightly damaged a natural gas pipe. SEE SIMILAR: JURUPA VALLEY: Natural gas odor […]

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INDIO: 22 sickened, 6 hospitalized, 1,900 evacuated after school haz-mat emergency

INDIO — Reports of students at Shadow Hills High School in Indio suddenly “feeling ill from an unusual odor” brought a large response from the City’s Fire and Police personnel, who rushed to the aid of the sickened teens and worked to determined the source of the odor, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5. Thursday’s incident was at least the fourth such recent emergency, where buildings […]

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VALLE VISTA: Woman killed when airborne SUV smashes head-on into bus

VALLE VISTA — A 38-year-old, Hemet woman died when her vehicle hit a berm, went airborne and smashed – mid-air and head-on – into the front of a parked bus. The woman’s SUV burst into flames upon impact and firefighters had to conduct extensive extrication to recover the victim’s body after extinguishing the blaze. The fiery accident happened just after midnight, Sunday, Oct. […]

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BLYTHE: Two uninjured after disabled plane floats safely to ground on parachute

BLYTHE — A pilot and passenger walked away uninjured after a plane they were in crashed into an agricultural field Tuesday, Oct. 3. The aircraft went down in a shallow irrigation ravine near a single-lane road, in the area of N. Intake Boulevard and 6th Avenue, in Blythe. Neither occupant has been identified publicly. SEE RELATED: PERRIS: Plane smashes into fuel tanker in Perris Valley […]

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HEMET: Area resident arrested after vandalizing fire truck

HEMET — Officials arrested a Hemet man after he allegedly caused about $1,500 in damage to a City of Hemet Fire truck Friday, Sept. 29. The damage was caused when the man threw several rocks at the passing fire truck at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Latham Avenue in Hemet. The suspect, who was later identified as Jermaine Kevin Middleton, 38, of Hemet, […]

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SAN JACINTO: Firefighters battle garage fire that injured one

SAN JACINTO — Firefighters spent about one hour battling a residential structure fire that broke out in the garage of a private residence, Thursday, Sept. 28. The fire happened on the 1800 block of Villines Avenue near Yeats Place in San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County and Soboba firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the blaze about 12:57 p.m. Eighteen firefighters from three engine […]

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SAN JACINTO: Firefighters quickly contain converted rail car fire

SAN JACINTO — Firefighters made quick work controlling a blaze involving a converted storage railroad car, Monday, Sept. 18. The early evening fire happened in the 600 block of Shaver Street in San Jacinto. SEE RELATED: SAN JACINTO: Victim burned in residential blaze Based on information received from 911 callers, the incident was originally reported and dispatched as a residential structure fire. In March, firefighters […]

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WHITEWATER: Teen involved in solo-vehicle crash, killed when struck by big-rig driven by Murrieta resident

WHITEWATER — California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the cause of a deadly wreck involving a sedan, big-rig and a third car. The fatal accident happened yesterday evening, Thursday, Sept. 7. The crash was reported on Interstate 10, just east of the Interstate 111 overpass bridge, in the unincorporated community of Whitewater, according to CHP and Coroner’s officials. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified 18-year-old, Daisy […]

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