A woman apparently laid down in the middle of Blaine Street on Sunday afternoon just before she was run over and killed, Riverside police said.
Witnesses told police the woman was yelling and acting upset when she walked into the road, took off her jacket and hat and laid down in the street. The driver of the car didn’t have enough time to avoid hitting her, Lt. Chuck Griffitts said in a written statement.
The woman was hit just after 1 p.m. She was taken by ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead 45 minutes later.
The woman, whom police were unable to identify, was white and looked to be in her 50s or 60s, Griffitts said.
No charges are expected against the driver, a man whom police declined to identify.
“Clearly, this is one of those tragic situations where the driver of the car had no chance of stopping and avoiding the woman, through no fault of his own,” Griffitts said.
Collision injures four people, one critically
Four people were injured, one critically, when three vehicles collided Saturday near Murrieta, fire officials said.
The accident was reported about 2 p.m. near the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve at the intersection of Tenaja Road and Via Volcano, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
Two injured when three cars crash
Two people were injured Saturday in a three-car collision north of Hemet, according to a Riverside County Fire Department news release.
The crash occurred about 8 a.m. on eastbound Gilman Springs Road east of Bridge Street. One person had to be cut from one of the vehicles. One person had serious injuries and the other moderate.
Other details of the crash were not available.
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