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Man Hospitalized After Rollover Crash on Washington in Murrieta

A 31-year-old man remained hospitalized Monday with serious injuries suffered in a crash late Sunday on Washington Avenue near Lemon Street, police said.

A 31-year-old man remained in serious condition following a rollover crash Sunday night in Murrieta, according to police.

The single-car crash was reported at about 11:12 p.m. Sunday on Washington Avenue just past Lemon Street, Murrieta police Lt. Rob Firmes said.

"He veered in the right shoulder, lost control, rolled several times and was ejected," Firmes said.

The driver of the 1998 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck lost control where Washington Avenue narrows just past Lemon, Firmes said.

Police had not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in the crash, the lieutenant said.

Toxicology reports can take several weeks to process, and as of Monday the department was informed the driver was still in serious condition, Firmes said.

Another car hit the wrecked truck because it was dark he said, but that was after the driver had been ejected.

The second collision caused minor damages but did not injure the other driver, according to Firmes.

The name of the injured man was not released.

ges October 09, 2012 at 12:27 AM
This is a raceway after 12 pm
LBV Collins October 09, 2012 at 04:12 AM
I hope the ejected driver comes out of this okay, but... Why in this day and age are people not wearing their seat belts? It seems about once a month or so I read a story about someone being ejected from their car because they weren't wearing a seat belt. Nonetheless, I hope the driver is okay.

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