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Murrieta Man Hit By Car While Out Walking Dogs; Vehicle Flees the Scene

The hit-and-run happened about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday on Tarragona Drive, near Almansa Court, according to Murrieta police.

Approximate location of crash.  Courtesy: Google Maps
Approximate location of crash. Courtesy: Google Maps

A Murrieta man Thursday was recovering from injuries he suffered when struck by a motorist, in what the victim described as a deliberate assault.

The hit-and-run happened about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday on Tarragona Drive, near Almansa Court, according to Murrieta police.

The victim, whose identity was not disclosed, told police he was walking his two dogs, going westbound on Tarragona, when a white sedan approached from behind.

According to the pedestrian, the vehicle slowed as it passed him, then the driver proceeded to Almansa, where he made an abrupt U-turn.

"The driver of the sedan drove directly toward the victim, drove up the curb and onto the sidewalk," said Murrieta police Sgt. Phil Gomez. "The vehicle struck the victim on his left side and sped away toward Jacante Drive."

The man called 911, and police arrived moments later but did not locate the vehicle.

According to Gomez, the victim was treated at the scene by paramedics but had his wife drive him to the hospital for treatment of non-life- threatening injuries. The dogs weren't hurt.

The sedan resembled a 2000 model BMW, but investigators weren't certain of the exact make, Gomez said.

Anyone with information was urged to call Gomez at (951) 461-6356.


– City News Service.

Allen G February 13, 2014 at 03:13 AM
the murrieta patch is ran mostly by trolls who have multiple accounts and they all cheer for their local corrupt system.
Sbsp February 13, 2014 at 03:15 AM
Steve your pathetic.
Steve Newman February 13, 2014 at 07:22 PM
SBSP- again -blah blah blah- be a man and go do yourself-nobody will miss you except Jeff .
Narin Stevenson February 25, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Wait a minute isn't this the second case of someone deliberately hitting a pedestrian on the sidewalk... ? What the heck is wrong with people? I've lived here since 1990 and we never had problems like we have in the past couple years... :(

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