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Posted on: December 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Collision with Major Injuries



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Traffic Collision with Major Injuries
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:December 29, 2020Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:December 29, 2020Time:10:48 AM
Incident Location:SH 74 and Rosetta Canyon Dr., Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brad Foster
File Number(s):L203640030


On December 29, 2020, around 10:48 AM, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Elsinore Station, responded to a roll over traffic collision on State Hwy. 74 and Rosetta Canyon Dr. Deputies arrived within minutes and located two overturned vehicles with one person trapped inside of one of the involved vehicles. Cal Fire arrived and immediately began working to extricate the trapped individual. Cal Fire was able to remove the individual who was transported to the hospital with multiple injuries.

It was later determined the individual sustained a fractured neck in the collision. The Lake Elsinore Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the collision at this time. Preliminary investigation revealed the injured driver was traveling north on Rosetta Canyon Dr. approaching State Hwy. 74 and made a u-turn in front of another vehicle, causing both vehicles to collide and overturn.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Deputy Holland at 951-245-3000, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 951-776-1099.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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