Update 11:40 a.m. Nov. 14.: According to a City News Service report, a woman struck by a pickup truck as she crossed a Murrieta intersection remained hospitalized in serious condition today.
Alaina Cisneros, 26, of Murrieta suffered major injuries when she was hit on Jackson Avenue where it meets Robards Way around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Jay Froboese.
He said Cisneros was walking south along Jackson when a 17-year-old boy driving a “lifted” pickup — mounted on oversize wheels — turned west onto Robards from northbound Jackson, plowing into the pedestrian as she tried to cross in front of him.
“The juvenile stated he … did not see the female pedestrian walking south along Jackson,” Froboese said.
Arriving officers found the woman unconscious in the street, suffering from serious head trauma. She was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where she underwent surgery and remains in intensive care.
The juvenile driver was not injured. According to Froboese, several people witnessed the crash, and the investigation is active.
Original story: A pedestrian suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a truck Tuesday night in Murrieta.
According to Murrieta Police Department Sgt. Jim Gruwell, a Chevy 2500 truck driven by a 17-year-old Murrieta resident was traveling northbound on Jackson Avenue and attempting to make a left turn on Robards Way when the woman was struck.
The crash occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m., Gruwell said.
The 26-year-old woman, who is believed to be a Murrieta resident, was transported by ambulance to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar.
Gruwell said the driver of the truck voluntarily consented to an interview and blood test at the Murrieta Police headquarters.
Alcohol and drugs are not thought to have played a role in the crash, Gruwell said, but an investigation is underway.
Robards Way was closed while investigators combed and gathered evidence at the scene.
Joe Fanaselle is a photojournalist and regular contributor to SWRNN.
*City News Service contributed to this report.