Only one traffic incident took place on Hill roads during the last week. At 12:10 p.m. Friday, June 24, Paul Student, 68, of Moreno Valley, was driving his 2003 white Ford Ranger southbound on Highway 243, 2,000 feet south of Mt. Edna Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol report, Student was traveling too fast at the time of the incident. Ahead of Student’s vehicle, and not in sight around a bend in the road, Jose Figueroa, 34, of North Shore, had halted his 2007 white Honda Accord because of an obstruction in the road — a broken-down truck that had been towing a trailer.
Student rounded the curve at too great a speed and collided with the rear of Figueroa’s vehicle. There were no injuries and no other vehicle was involved in the incident.
A responding CHP officer verified that traffic had been halted because of the obstruction blocking the lane and that Student was at fault.