Officers from the Hemet Police Department responded to a hit-and-run collision just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 6 in the 1100 block of N. State Street in Hemet, officials reported today.
Arriving officers and medical personnel found two of the involved vehicles and began providing medical aid to the injured persons.
Two children and one adult were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries which ranged from minor to critical in nature, Lt. Eric Dickson stated in a press release.
As the scene was being stabilized, officers and deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department conducted an extensive search of the area for the suspect vehicle but were unable to locate it.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyots, Ford and an unknown van were involved in the collision.
According to Lt. Dickson, the Toyota was driving north in the 1000 block of N. State Street and the Ford was driving south in the 1200 block of N. State Street. The van (suspect vehicle), drove eastbound from Crow’s Nest Street, making a left onto northbound State Street. The van struck the back of the Toyota, causing it to lose control and cross into the southbound lanes where it was struck again by the Ford.
The Toyota then left the roadway and struck a pole.
The van that caused this collision was last seen driving northbound on State Street, Dickson added.
The suspect vehicle is described as a green or blue van or minivan and my have damage to the front end.
If you witnessed the collision or have any information, please contact the Hemet Police Traffic Investigation Bureau at 951-765-2433.