June 25, 2016 in East Hemet at approximately 10:00 pm. A horrible head on collision occurred on Fairview Ave at the intersection with Palm Ave in East Hemet and ended with both vehicles involved being totaled and the occupants moderately to severely injured.
The vehicles; traveling northbound and southbound on Fairview Ave, collided head on when the driver of the vehicle heading northbound crossed into the southbound lane; allegedly due to driving under the influence. The driver allegedly attempted to flee the scene but was detained by witnesses.
According to California Highway Patrol officials; the two parties involved sustained moderate to severe injuries with the driver of the vehicle who caused the accident suffering head lacerations and the victim of the collision sustained leg lacerations and a concussion.
Both vehicles were severely damaged and were towed; the occupants were transported by medical. Considering the considerable amount of debris on the roadway; the circumstances that caused the collision and the allegations of driving under the influence and possibly attempting to flee the scene; and the damage to the vehicles; it’s unknown at this time whether the victim was attempting to make a right hand turn onto Palm Ave before being hit.