HEMET: Off-road dirt bike rider seriously injured in Hwy. 74 head-on crash

HEMET — A person who was illegally riding a small, off-road, dirt bike across a busy highway was seriously injured after he plowed head-on into a car and was vaulted over the motorcycle’s handlebars, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25. The victim, who has not been publicly identified and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, was airlifted […]

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ANZA: Officials investigating after marijuana theft ends with two in critical condition

ANZA — Homicide detectives are investigating after two people were left in critical condition and had to be life-flighted following a collision between a pickup truck and an off-road vehicle. According to sheriff’s officials, the Friday, Nov. 17 incident was related to the theft of marijuana plants. Although officials have not specified where the marijuana plants were stolen from, citing the ongoing investigation, the […]

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UPDATED: REDDING: Friends and family remember 16-year-old killed in dirt bike accident

REDDING — Friends and family members of a 16-year-old Redding resident are mourning the teen’s death, after the boy died Friday afternoon, Nov. 10, when an off-road motorcycle he was riding crashed into another dirt bike ridden by another teenager. The deadly accident happened on private property off Old 44 Drive near Stillwater Road/Yuki Yama Lane in an unincorporated area east […]

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PERRIS: Victim hospitalized after off-road vehicle overturns

PERRIS — An off-road enthusiast was hospitalized with moderate injuries after a vehicle the victim was driving overturned in the foothills on the southwest end of the city of Perris. The Monday, Oct. 23 accident was reported in the area of Goetz and Sotelo Roads, according to officials. Firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene accident about 10:17 a.m., after […]

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WILDOMAR: Lake Elsinore woman arrested after pursuit in stolen Jeep

WILDOMAR — A woman temporarily eluded deputies but was ultimately arrested after leading authorities on a pursuit through Wildomar Friday morning, Oct. 6. Sheriff’s aviation crew members managed to track the woman when she fled on foot from a stolen Jeep, after deputies on the ground terminated their pursuit when the fleeing woman took the chase off-road, according to sheriff’s officials. The […]

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WILDOMAR: Local man identified after fatal ATV accident in residential neighborhood

WILDOMAR — A Wildomar resident died after he crashed an off-road, all-terrain vehicle into a parked vehicle while riding on a residential city street, Tuesday evening, Sept. 12. The fatal accident happened on the 35000 block of Pashal Place near Momat Avenue in Wildomar. The newer, tree-lined neighborhood is south of Baxter Road and west of Interstate 15. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s later identified Ivan Gomez, 25, of […]

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UPDATED: HEMET: Man arrested after wild off-road motorcycle pursuit

UPDATE: May 15, 6 p.m. An online jail records search revealed Joshua Cody Benson, 26, of Hemet, was the man arrested after the pursuit of an off-road motorcycle Sunday, May 14. Benson was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on suspicion of recklessly evading police, felony evading, driving with a suspended license and violation of state parole. Because […]

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HEMET: Local resident remembered after fatal motorcycle accident

Joseph Zinck, pictured on the far right, poses with family members in an undated photograph. Zinck was killed in an off-road motorcycle accident in Big Bear. Zinck family photo HEMET – Joseph Zinck, a 44-year-old Hemet resident was recently laid to rest after he died in a tragic, off-road motorcycle accident. The accident happened in Big Bear Saturday, Nov. 5. Zinck’s […]

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BIG BEAR: Hemet off-road motorcyclist found dead by hunters

BIG BEAR – Few details have been released after a Hemet resident’s body was discovered in the San Bernardino National Forest early Sunday morning. CHP officials who conducted an accident investigation believe the victim crashed into a tree while riding his dirt bike, according to a release from the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office. The release indicated Joseph Zinck, 44, was […]

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