Hill residents involved in auto crashes

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On Sunday, Jan. 8, a car driven by Idyllwild local Ronald Potter plowed into the fence of the Idyllwild Dog Park, taking out a section of the fence. Locals should be aware of the damage and lack of security until it is repaired. The California Highway Patrol report of the incident indicated Potter was driving too fast when the crash occurred.
Photo by Jack Clark

Just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, a U.S. Foods supply truck got stuck on the driveway into the Mexican eatery Los Gorditos, temporarily blocking the northbound lane of Highway 243. Photo by Marshall Smith

 

At 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, Paulina Soldana, 18, of Anza, was driving her gray 2016 Honda Civic north on Apple Canyon Road, two-tenths of a mile north of Highway 74. Behind her, also driving north, was Justin Pandal, 30, of Northport, New York. 

The California Highway Patrol report was not complete as of this writing. But according to CHP Public Information Officer Darren Meyer, the collision appeared to occur when Pandal attempted to pass another vehicle and collided with Soldana’s vehicle when it was turning.

There were no injuries nor any other vehicles involved.

At 3:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, Evan Biley, 16, of Idyllwild, was driving his 2009 red Toyota Scion westbound on Tollgate Road. Michael Crump, 50, also of Idyllwild, was driving his black 2005 BMW 325 I when Biley made a left turn into a driveway in front of Crump, causing a collision with Crump’s vehicle.

Crump and passenger Siba Rose, 43, of Idyllwild, were taken by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center complaining of pain. Biley was not injured.

On Sunday, Jan. 8, Ronald Potter, 46, of Idyllwild, was driving his 1999 tan Nissan Quest westbound on Highway 243 just south of Riverside County Playground Road when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the fence surrounding the town’s dog park on the property of Idyllwild Pines Camp, taking down a section of the fence and rendering the dog park not secure until the fence is replaced. The CHP report indicated Potter was driving too fast when the incident occurred.

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