From Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Tuesday, Feb. 23, there were two crashes on Hill roads.
At 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, Deputy Robert Miller, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, was driving a department Ford Expedition north on Forbes Ranch Road, a half-mile north of Highway 74, when he stopped in a dirt pullover on the west side of the road. He got out with his phone and neglected to put the vehicle in park. It rolled forward and hit a fence post. No one was injured. “When any allied agency has a crash we are required to investigate,” said California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Darren Meyer.
At 11:42 Saturday, Feb. 20, Hugo Garcia, 29, of San Bernardino, was riding his 2007 black Honda Sport bike north on Highway 243, one-tenth of a mile south of Vista Grande, when he failed to negotiate a lefthand turn, drifted onto the shoulder and laid the bike down. He complained of pain but did not request transport.