There were not many collisions on mountain roads over the last week.
At 7:17 a.m. Friday, March 4, a Hemet Unified School District bus, with students inside, was sideswiped by an unidentified driver who fled the scene. The incident occurred on Highway 243, two-tenths of a mile south of Rocky Way. The bus, driven by Sergio Rodriquez, had been proceeding southbound on 243 when an unidentified white sedan proceeding north crossed over the double-yellow line and sideswiped the bus.
According to Officer Ben Bolon of the California Highway Patrol Pass Station, there were no injuries, the damage to the bus was not substantial and the bus was able to continue its drive.
At 4:49 p.m., also on Friday, a 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Noah Rutherford, 15, of Idyllwild, was moving north on Marion View Drive. Noah, according to the CHP report, pulled into the intersection with South Circle Drive and collided with a 2002 Toyota Highlander driven by Celia Bonney, 68, of San Diego. Bonney had been driving east on South Circle at the time of the collision. According to the report, Noah was at fault for failing to yield to traffic since Bonney had the right of way. There were no injuries.
On Monday, March 7, at about 5 p.m. on Highway 243 just north of Cedar Glen Drive, a brown Jeep Cherokee spun out of control and came to rest, blocking the southbound lane, according to a U.S. Forest Service dispatcher.