Two traffic collision incidents occurred on Hill roads recently, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Darren Meyer.
Both resulted in injuries. In one incident, six children had to be transported for medical treatment. On Sunday, Oct. 25, Wilkena Jackson, 31, of Moreno Valley, was driving a blue 2004 Ford Expedition on Highway 243 at 12:05 a.m. when, for reasons she could not explain, she lost control of her vehicle and collided with the mountainside, just south of Mt. Edna Road. No other vehicles were involved.
Six minor children, all under age 12 required transport to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center with neck and back pain. Jackson was uninjured. Seat belts and car seats were in use at the time of the collision.
A second injury collision involved two vehicles and a trailer. William Parsons, 67, of Nuevo, was driving a white Dodge truck on Highway 74 around 11:25 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, pulling a trailer. Michelle Wallace, 27, of Hemet, was driving a silver 2000 Toyota 4 Runner. Parsons pulled into a turnout to allow faster-moving traffic to pass him. In re-entering the highway, he pulled directly into the path of the Toyota driven by Wallace. The vehicles collided and the Toyota overturned. Parsons was uninjured. Wallace was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.