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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.

ORIGINAL POST:

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.

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 November 16, 2012 at 07:08 AM
Sad news. http://patch.com/A-z7Vg

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