Glaring sunlight is thought to be the reason why a driver ran down two women who were walking on Pauba Road in Temecula, it has been reported.
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release, officers responded to the scene just before 6 p.m., Monday March 11 at Pauba and Elinda Roads.
Initial investigations revealed the driver of a Toyota Matrix was traveling westbound on Pauba Road as the sun was setting and drifted into the bicycle lane where two women were out for a stroll.
“One of the pedestrians was thrown a substantial distance after impact with the vehicle and sustained major injuries,” Sgt Jon Wade stated.
The injured women were taken to a nearby hospital.
Anyone with further details regarding this incident is urged to contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.
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