Murrieta Woman Dies From Injuries in Pedestrian Accident

Alaina Cisneros, 26, died Thursday afternoon from critical injuries suffered Tuesday in a pedestrian accident at Jackson Avenue and Robards Way in Murrieta.

A woman who was hit Tuesday night while crossing a Murrieta street has died from her injuries.

Alaina Cisneros, 26, who goes by the nickname "Lainey," died at 4:21 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Inland Valley Medical Center, according to a coroner's report.

Cisneros was criticially injured at about 6:25 p.m. Tuesday as she walking across Robards Way at Jackson Avenue in Murrieta, according to police.

The impact occurred as the 17-year-old driver of a lifted Chevy pickup truck was making a left turn from Jackson onto Robards, Murrieta police Sgt. Jim Gruwell said.

The driver told police he did not see Cisneros, the sergeant said.

When paramedics arrived, Cisneros was unconscious in the roadway, police said.

Murrieta police said they did not immediately suspect drugs, alcohol or any other criminal acts contributed to the accident.

The young driver—with the permission of his mother—consented to a blood test and to be interviewed by police, Gruwell said.

The accident remains under investigation, Murrieta police Lt. Rob Firmes told Patch Thursday.

It can often take several days for traffic investigators to complete their assessments, the lieutenant said.

LEE November 16, 2012 at 05:08 PM
enewby, This news report is misleading... The below paragraph is taken from the Press Enterprise article. It was just a tragic accident. "The 17-year-old driver, whose name was not disclosed, said he was making a left turn from northbound Jackson to westbound Robards, police said. He told officers he had seen the woman walking down Jackson but didn’t notice that she had stepped off the sidewalk into the street, said Sgt. Jay Froboese. It appeared the boy’s attention was focused on an oncoming vehicle and he lost track of where the pedestrian was, Froboese said." From: http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/murrieta/murrieta-headlines-index/20121114-murrieta-woman-hit-by-pickup-critically-injured.ece
sandalina November 16, 2012 at 05:09 PM
a* few of Lainey's (oops, sorry)
Tobias November 16, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I disagree with that statement, Censored Messenger. I drove by the scene of the crash and the truck was not "lifted" in the sense that police are stating it was. The truck was a Chevy 2500 Heavy Duty, which is a large truck but comes as such from the factory. The truck had aftermarket wheels and tires on it which were slightly larger than the factory setup, but it was no larger than a stock height F250 or similar vehicle. There is a photo of the truck on a different article at SWRNN.com here: http://www.swrnn.com/2012/11/15/murrieta-woman-struck-by-teen-driver-succumbs-to-injuries/
Tobias November 16, 2012 at 05:40 PM
In addition, the truck was not "lifted" so high that he couldn't see. I've seen numerous comments on more than one article stating that he shouldn't have been driving a lifted vehicle that he couldn't see out of. I drove by the accident scene and the truck didn't appear to be lifted at all, just a large truck. There is a photo of it on another story here: http://www.swrnn.com/2012/11/15/murrieta-woman-struck-by-teen-driver-succumbs-to-injuries/
ES November 16, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I didn't say anything that isn't printed in other articles, if you read the reply comment which has another article quoted... "The 17-year-old driver, whose name was not disclosed, said he was making a left turn from northbound Jackson to westbound Robards, police said. He told officers he had seen the woman walking down Jackson but didn’t notice that she had stepped off the sidewalk into the street, said Sgt. Jay Froboese. It appeared the boy’s attention was focused on an oncoming vehicle and he lost track of where the pedestrian was, Froboese said." And I wasn't there so what I said is MY analysis of what happened, just like everyone else has an opinion or analysis on it.
MRC November 16, 2012 at 07:31 PM
@ES did you see a copy of the police report already?
MRC November 16, 2012 at 07:39 PM
ES- In all of the articles I have read have they have not mentioned the 17 year old was out running errands, not joy ridding and I havent read that he was STOPPED to make a left hand turn. You say these have all been printed in other articles I have read the PE and several other online news outlets can you tell me where you got your info, so I can try to better understand? A grieving family member
ES November 16, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I apologize MRC. no I have not read the police report. I only commented because I don't want the character of this young man to be ripped apart. The "joy riding" comment was to prove that he is a good kid, he wasn't just out on the streets looking for trouble as some commenters on articles have assumed. I talked to his mom about where he was coming from. The comment about him being "stopped" is because it says he was waiting for oncoming traffic before turning...I assume he was stopped based on the statements he made that you can read in the article on PE. Of course I don't really know what happened, I am only trying to make sense of it like everyone else. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Luka November 16, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I try to stay as objective as possible in these types of situations. However, living in the Temecula Valley for the last 12 years has taught me to be on the look out for teens/young men in trucks. There was a study conducted a couple of years ago by the University of Texas and the Texas Department of Transportation suggesting that teens driving trucks tend to be more aggressive drivers then those driving smaller vehicles (Google:Study: Teens, Trucks and Aggressive Driving a Deadly Combination) . Now, I'm not suggesting that that was the case in this situation but it does make one wonder. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy for the family of the victim.
Fauntleroy Murphy November 16, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Nice to know you have all the facts before the verbal diareah starts!
MRC November 17, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Food for thought. Here is the definition Websters give. After reading all of them I think each one can apply to this situation: personalinjuryca.com/1-888-963-9999 ac·ci·dent noun \ˈak-sə-dənt, -ˌdent; ˈaks-dənt\ Definition of ACCIDENT 1 a: an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance b: lack of intention or necessity : chance <met by accident rather than by design> 2 a: an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance b: an unexpected and medically important bodily event especially when injurious <a cerebrovascular accident> c: an unexpected happening causing loss or injury which is not due to any fault or misconduct on the part of the person injured but for which legal relief may be sought See accident defined for English-language learners »
Lauren November 17, 2012 at 03:50 AM
This tragic accident is so sad and the most strange part is that I train in a CNA program we're she works and she trained me a few times it's crazy becuz I feel like I just talked to her and then all of a sudden she's gone
Jennifer McCaughey November 17, 2012 at 05:02 AM
It seems like when something like this happens, people jump on Patch and start making derogatory comments and saying nasty things about people they don't even know before all the information is out there. Trying to slander this boy before there is any evidence this is more than a tragic accident is terrible and it won't bring back this poor girl. I would say you should be ashamed of yourselves but I doubt you have the capacity for it, considering many of you post these nasty comments under fake names, which is cowardly as far as I am concerned. An accident can happen to anyone, God forbid it should happen to you or someone you love.
Lexie Blood November 17, 2012 at 05:23 AM
@MRC hang in there tio. Love you. @Jennifer McCaughey it did happen to someone we love. I understand that it was an accident and mistakes happen. Unfortunately it happened to someine we love. We cant go back and change what happened. Please except that this is some of her friends/familys way of grieving.There are rude posts going both ways. I do pray for my family as well as the young mans family. I hope everone who reads this will let it be. Im sure familys of both are reading these horrid accusations. Please everyone just pray for both families to find peace durring this difficult time.
Anonymous November 17, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Lainey was a great woman and she saved a lot of lives with her organ donations. This is a tragedy and something that shouldn't be placed on a 17 year old kid. But if the truck was illegally modified than there should be a wrongful death lawsuit, actually there should be one anyways. But I pray for her family right now. Rest in peace Lainey. You were a bright light in this mad world. Ill never forget you.
Beach mom November 17, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Last week I was driving in Hemet, and a man appeared in the crosswalk and I never saw him until he was within 5 feet of me. There were so many cars on the street and it was very dark, and he was wearing all dark clothing. Another few feet and I would have hit him. He probably assumed we all saw him. Crosswalks without lights ARE too dangerous!!
MRC November 17, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Jana Baggett November 17, 2012 at 06:27 AM
Well, it's only Friday and there was just another accident on Jackson just before Robards. This time it appears that the person that may have caused the accidet ran from the scene. Thank God the people that were in the other car were not seriously injured. Something must be done about the speed that cars drive on Jackson. R.I.P Alaina Cisneros. We didn't know you you but we are praying for you and your family.
Viri November 17, 2012 at 08:24 AM
I just saw the photo of the truck in the other article and yes that truck those not look lifted and it was a good set of lights on it so how in the world he couldn't see her! I wounder how fast he made that turn because that dent in it shows that he did not stop for oncoming traffic like es said but try to beat the oncoming traffic, sorry but pitchers don't lie and they can say the story.
Patrick Pfupajena November 17, 2012 at 08:46 AM
What some of fail to grasp is a family is grieving an unimaginable loss. She was 26 her mother and father have to bury her. No parent wants that or wishes that on anyone. Furthermore, you didn't know Lainey. Lainey was a very bright young woman but she walked because it was best for her not to drive. This was her route, she walked regularly to get home, if she could have done anything to prevent this tragedy she would have. The responsibility lies solely with the 17 yr old driver. He saw her walking in the direction of his turn, but being the rookie driver that he is he was more concerned about beating the other cars and making his turn than worrying about Lainey's safety. I get it, that 17 year old boy is alive and has a future so why ruin it over some dead girl? Alaina Cisneros is not some dead girl. She was a beautiful and vibrant young woman who wanted to live. She wanted to be here for thanksgiving. She is gone because some kid didn't see her...sorry young man you deserve the full extent of the law. No you don't get a pass, driving is a privilege that you just earned, clearly you weren't ready. DO YOU UNDERSTAND that from a turn, which implies the boy was stopped and/or slowed, he fatally hit a person! Clearly he was traveling in excess of the speed limit. Sorry this happened, but Lainey and her family deserve justice!
Jmvlopez November 17, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Well said Patrick. I am family and yes this is a TRAGEDY to all involved. This is the 3rd death in my family of a pedestrian and I have one cousin who is seriously physically handicapped. No drugs or drinking involved just plain irresponsible drivers. Yes the City is responsible for verify speeds and signage is properly posted. At 17 I don't believe people should be allowed to drive. We all need to learn a lesson and not let Lainey's death be in vain. Let’s all slow down - look 3 or 4 times if that is what it takes. I run in the street and constantly have to stop drivers or stop in my tracks because I know they won't. . The 17 year old will not go to jail, he'll get slapped on the hand. I don't know how he and his family feels but I want to believe they are compassionate & sorry. We don't know the outcome of the investigation as of yet. If he was texting or on the phone and driving or negligent there needs to be stricter laws for minors when a death results. The family needs time & the holidays are amongst us which is going to be horrible. She was the light of our Thanksgiving! We all couldn't wait to see Lainey. I ask that you remind young drivers to drive defensively & slow down as should we all!! Be safe and let’s not forget how precious and fragile life can be. Lainey has saved several lives through organ donation.
Sophie November 17, 2012 at 07:26 PM
People in general are ALWAYS in a RUSH to go NO WHERE... JUST REMEMBER, your love ones are on the road too! Lainey My beautiful friend you are missed! For the comments people left if you didn't know Lainey then YOU should know she was LOVING above all and forgiving! The POINT is, is that there are two families suffering now... SO when you wake up In the morning and God has given you life for another day, just REMEMBER THIS!
MRC November 17, 2012 at 08:30 PM
@Viri Where can I see this picture?
No Name November 17, 2012 at 08:52 PM
This was an accident and it didn't happen because the truck was lifted too high.. what an idiot remark. This is a tragedy that will change both families. This doesn't mean that he is irresponsible either.. accidents happen. I am sorry for both families. Please be a little more compassionate people and not make comments that will make the boy feel worse, he is going through enough.
Dave November 17, 2012 at 09:58 PM
How did we start talking about baseball and if there was a pitcher was there a catcher too?
Tobias November 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The photo of the truck is posted on a different story on www.swrnn.com - you can see it here: http://www.swrnn.com/2012/11/15/murrieta-woman-struck-by-teen-driver-succumbs-to-injuries/ It's clearly not lifted or "illegally modified," as many people are suggesting. Looks like a factory Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck with aftermarket wheels and tires (that are not oversized) to me.
MICHAEL J November 18, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I happen to live right down the street for this tragic accident. The lighting in the picture is not how it looks at night. It isnt bright at all, we have been complaining for years how poor the lighting is in our neighborhood. But the city hasnt done anything. They state its the builders and that if we want lights then the residents HAVE TO PAY FOR IT and the monthly bill. The poor lighting "may" have contributed to this BUT if the driver or any other driver was turning at a moderate speed this young lady would be spending Thanksgiving with her family. Inexperience behind the wheel is probably the reason why this young lady isnt here today. I make a turn off of Jackson at least 4-5 times a day and at least once is at night. I have seen people cross the street and have NEVER came close to hitting anyone OTHER THAN someone riding their bike and not slowing down (at night bikes dont have lights). The sad thing is that some of you think you have the right to pass judgement. The only comments that should be posted on here should be to the families of the young lady and to the young man who faces the possiblity of jail/fines. All the negativity doesnt help anyone, it only stirs the pot. Both families have been impacted and their lives will not be the same, Thanksgiving will never be the same for them but the young lady's family suffers the most as they will never be able to spend another day with her. As a Father, my heart goes out to the Mother and Father. GOD BLESS YOU
MICHAEL J November 18, 2012 at 07:22 PM
oops," from" this tragic accident.
Jessie November 18, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Well said Patrick. As a mother, i can't imagine ever having to bury a child. You hear about teenage drivers and accidents, but never think that a family member would be a statistic in yet another tragic accident that didn't need to happen. I pray for the 17 year old and his family that God will get you through this. Its a very tough time for our family. We will miss Lainey's beautiful smile and vibrant personality. As of 10PM on Thursday night, just 4 1/2 hours after her death, she had saved 4 lives with her liver, kidneys, and heart. Lainey lives on! Please remember to slow down and be aware of your surroundings! Life is too precious! God Bless Us All!
xtin November 19, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I couldn't agree more. I hope my mistakes are never published for the whole world to see. We live in such a judgmental and unforgivable society where everyone else is expected to be perfect except for the accuser. This is such a tragedy for BOTH families. This poor kid will have to live with this for the rest of his life. I lost the love of my life in July from a car accident. I have never blamed the driver who fell asleep at the wheel. Accidents happen. I pray both families find peace and comfort through our Savior Jesus Christ, which should be through us, as we are His tools. We should all be offering words of comfort, not hate.


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