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Murrieta Woman Struck by Pick-up; In Serious Condition

A pedestrian accident that sent a 26-year-old woman to the hospital in serious condition occurred at 6:25 p.m. at Jackson Avenue and Robards Way, according to Murrieta police.

UPDATE 1:30 a.m. Nov. 14:

A Murrieta woman was in critical condition and undergoing surgery at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar after she was hit Tuesday night by a lifted pick-up truck while crossing a Murrieta street, police said.

"The pedestrian, identified as Alaina Cisneros, 26 years old, had (suffered) major head trauma in the collision and was unconscious in the roadway on Robards Way (at Jackson Avenue)," said Murrieta police Sgt. Jay Froboese, in a news release.

Froboese said the 17-year-old driver of the truck was making a left turn from northbound Jackson Avenue onto Robards Way at about 6:25 p.m. when the accident occurred.

The boy, who was not injured in the accident, told police he did not see the pedestrian, Froboese said.

The Murrieta Police Department received several 911 calls about the accident, he said.

"Several citizens in the area witnessed the collision and the investigation is ongoing," Froboese said.


A 26-year-old woman was in serious condition after she was hit Tuesday night while crossing a Murrieta street.

The accident occurred at about 6:25 p.m. at Jackson Avenue and Robards Way, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Jim Gruwell, who, along with other traffic investigators, was still on scene as of 9 p.m.

Robards was closed at Jackson while the Murrieta Police Department's traffic investigators combed the site of the accident.

Gruwell said according to preliminary information, a 17-year-old boy driving a Chevy pick-up truck made a left turn onto Robards from Jackson.

"He struck a pedestrian who was walking across the street," Gruwell told Patch. "The pedestrian was struck by the front of his vehicle."

The woman was taken by ambulance to nearby Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar, according to the sergeant.

"She is at the hospital in serious condition," Gruwell said.

The driver of the vehicle was being interviewed at the scene, according to Gruwell.

He said the driver—with the permission of his mother—consented to a blood test and to be taken to the police station for further interviewing.

"We are not doing any kind of criminal investigation at this point," Gruwell said. "We do not suspect DUI at this point but our investigation is still ongoing and we can find things out later."

Yellow alphabetic markers were placed near evidence that lie on the roadway, such as a piece of clothing and possibly a cellphone.

"In any kind of serious or fatal accident, the traffic investigators get called out to do a full report," Gruwell said. "We mark all the items as evidence."

Both the driver and the victim were Murrieta residents, Gruwell said.

Dee November 14, 2012 at 09:30 PM
I prayed that your loved one will miraculously be completely healed. She is so young. And I pray for you all to be strengthened and comforted by our Father.
Jessie November 14, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Dee - Thank You! Much Appreciated!
Naomi Sandoval November 14, 2012 at 09:59 PM
RitaT- I can understand the pain you are going through, though my comment was not intended to sound that way, I apologize it hurt you. I will continue to pray for your family and your friend.
Mr. Logical November 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM
That intersection is extremely dangerous to cross because it is at the top of a hill and it's hard to see traffic coming from the South. I have crossed that exact same spot with my family and it always feels dangerous. There should be a light or stop sign there. I hope and pray that she is doing better.
mslexie November 14, 2012 at 11:48 PM
My lovely cousin Lainey. I love yoy and pray you feel no pain. You smile and laugh will be forever in our hearts. Praying for the best! Love you
ProfP November 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Sending prayers to all involved. Tragic accident...I truly hope that we can come together as a community and support the families involved.
Tobias November 15, 2012 at 12:20 AM
This is such a sad story. :( Praying that she will recover and be ok, and praying for her family and friends to be given the strength to get through these tough times.
Kendra November 15, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I am the only witness that saw what actually happened at the scene last night. It was a horrific scene to say the least.
Kendra November 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Just please pray for the victim and families of both parties involved. It is a VERY dark intersection up there the lighting is horrible! People need to not assume what happened and just pray. It is so sad that people get into arguments over something like this...really!?
Melanee Lyn Metzler~Collins November 15, 2012 at 01:31 AM
If she is your cousin then you probably know Pam and Rick Blood, Lexie and Ethan Blood? I work with Pam and she had a very disturbing call this morning and had to meet at the hospital. If you still havent heard from anyone yet you can call me if you want> I don't think this is the place for me to give an update. Melanee MVUSD, spec ed clerk 951-704-2335
Melanee Lyn Metzler~Collins November 15, 2012 at 01:40 AM
people lose sight of the real issue here huh? A person is in critical condition and a young man will forever be traumatized over this incident. We all just need to say a prayer and leave it at that. and actually the rest isn't our busimness unless you plan on trying to prevent this type of thing from happening again by going to the city and see what can be done for that street. I work with one of the victims relatives and she left work so so shookup and saddened that it hurts my heart too. I pray the Lord giives everyone involved the strenght to deal whatver lies ahead for the family. Mel
Diane November 15, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Rita I live on Robards in fact half my driveway was blocked last night due to the accident and I really think what Naomi meant was that it isn't safe for pedestrians to walk across the street there in fact I usually go down the hill a bit before I cross and not that it was your friend/cousins fault at all! There is a left turn lane there now and people don't slow down when they turn there if they can tell no cars are coming which is terrible because like everyone who live near here has said There are no lights! It is extremely dark and unless you have a glow shirt or flash light in hand you will most likely not be seen and that would happen whether she barely stepped off the curb or was half way across. Again, I'm sure she was as cautious as possible when she was crossing unfortunately this street is really one you should avoid after dark. That being said my prayers are with her , you the boy who hit her and all involved but I hope that the City takes this horrible event and realizes it could have been easily prevented if they had just put a street light there like we have been trying to get them too as well as speed bumps down Robards Way because people are constantly speeding down the street. I have even seen teens drag race down. It's just not safe ! And now unfortunately 2 plus people's lives have forever been traumatized.
Heather November 15, 2012 at 03:26 AM
I am laineys cousin and I am praying for my family as well as the family of the 17 year olds family. My heart is with everyone involved
Diane November 15, 2012 at 04:41 AM
How is she doing? I am hoping no news is a good thing and doesn't mean that the worst has happened? My prayers are with her and your whole family
Sm November 15, 2012 at 05:00 AM
This tragedy has unfortunately left her brain dead. She was given the grave prognosis this morning, and will not survive. Being that she is an organ donor she woo be able to donate her organs to help save/improve over 50 lives. Including heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs will be used to help others. This is only small light in this dark tragedy. But it is comforting knowing she will have this chance and her death will bring new life opportunity for many others. Prayers be with her and her family.
RitaT November 15, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Please understand that this is extremely difficult for ALL of her loved ones Lainey became the lil sister I never had I literally haven't stopped crying since I found out though I may have taken Naomi's words out of context the slightest inkling of the implication that my Lainey was somehow at fault enraged me
carolyn mcfarland November 15, 2012 at 07:53 AM
No words can say how sorry I am for the family and all people involved with this young woman. I was at the scene last night and this accident will foreven change me. I hope that the community will reach out and assist the family during this time of grief. Please let the community know if their is anything that we can do to help during this time.
Ericka sandez November 15, 2012 at 03:48 PM
We went to church last night and pastor ryan pray for the family my heart goes to all the family,God give you all peace and stringth over this very sad time in your lifes we all will keep prying for the family God bless you all.
Ericka sandez November 15, 2012 at 03:58 PM
We went to church last night and pastor pray for the family, God give you all members of the family peace and strength over this very sad time in your lifes we'll keep praying for all of you God bless you all.
Melanee Lyn Metzler~Collins November 15, 2012 at 06:44 PM
God takes his loved oned out of pain, but remember it is in his way not ours. She will never hurt or shed a tear again as she walks with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is so wonderful that she thought of others by signing that donor card. So she lives on in others, what a wonderful thing. ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ R.I.P. Alaina Cisneros ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ MLMC
Gabbie November 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I wasn't close with Lainey but we worked together a couple years ago at Walgreens. My prayers & condolences go out to her family, especially Eric.
sandalina November 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM
This is such a terrible tragedy. 26 years old. My condolences to her loved ones and friends :-(
Jessie November 16, 2012 at 01:29 AM
My cousin Lainey passed away an hour ago. Thank you all for your prayers , concern, and condolences.
Dee November 16, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Rita, nine years ago my mom passed away from cancer at 61. It seems like yesterday. What kept me going was studying and reading what our Father has in store for those who receive Him in their life. Thank God my mom did. I have never been so at peace in my life in all circumstances. Just knowing I will see Jesus face to face, and be with my mother brings me the greatest joy. Please dig deep into the Bible. I use the NIV study Bible. You u will not regret it. Or listen to pastor John MacArthur. He explains everything very well. I wish I could hug you, and tell you more.
chrissy November 16, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I worked with Alaina. She died this morning and all the employees from country villa wish her the best. Love u Alaina! Rest in peace my love. You keep smiling up there because you always brought a smile to our faces every day. Miss you always and forever !
Deni November 16, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Evie..........this accident has NOTHING to do with the lack of respect of a pedestrian! The driver did not see her, as the corner, of that intersection, is very dark, contradictory with what Office Frobese reported. Mr. Frobese is NOT a qualified Civil Engineer! ALL the neighbors that live in that area, report the lighting is none, except the scattered minimal lights here and there. That corner is known for being very dangerous. I am quite sure this young man was driving respectively. He just did not see Lainey. THIS WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT, NOT A DISRESPECTFUL ACT!
Dennis Baggett November 16, 2012 at 03:50 AM
This is a terrible intersection for both drivers and people trying to cross the street. This should be a stop light intersection with cross walks. Kids cross Jackson every moring to catch the bus. Some have almost been hit in the past. Please stop hese accidents and make this a 4-way stop light area.........this will also cut down on drivers going 60 mph on their way to the freeway..........
Jenna November 16, 2012 at 06:36 AM
First, Lainey RIP. I know you are in a better place but far too soon. Next, understand I am not placing blame anywhere. I was not a witness to this accident but heard about right after it occurred. I do know that intersection because taking my youngest daughter to a friends house once, I was almost broadsided by a car barreling over the small hill on Jackson which obstructs your view if you are leaving the neighborhood. My kids have recently learned to drive, and I keep hearing about "their rightaway....if they hit me it will be their fault. What I keep trying to tell them is yes, it will be their fault but you will still be injured or worse. They don't seem to get it. My other daughter insists on taking nightly walks with her iphone blasting music through her headphones. I know she would not hear someone barreling down on her until it was too late. One day I followed behind her trying to pick her up as she was walking home from school. I was laying on the horn right behind her and she didn't even hear me due to her music.
Jenna November 16, 2012 at 06:39 AM
Understand, I do not have any idea if Lainey was accustomed to walking with headphones on....this whole tragedy reminded me of how my daughter still does this to this day and I can't get through to her you can't rely on other people to do the right thing. People make mistakes. Even if it was dark, assuming the guys truck had head lights and if he was turning slow enough, why didn't he see her in time to slam the brakes or why didn't she hear the truck coming... I am not blaming him either but do know 17 year old kids do tend to drive too fast. Again, I don't know that this is the case. I don't know the facts of this case but I intend to find out. This was an accident that didn't have to happen, This is a young woman whose life on earth is over and a young man whos life will never be the same. I just want everyone to think, pay close attention cause as we have seen life can change in an instant. I am praying for Laineys family. My God give them the strength to deal with this tragedy.
Maggie Avants (Editor) November 16, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Sad news. http://patch.com/A-z7Vg


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