One involving 10 people, two vehicles and serious injuries
There were three traffic collisions on Hill roads last week. At 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Spencer Kincaid, 18, of Idyllwild, was stopped at a stop sign on Marian View Drive near the intersection with Highway 243 in a white 2002 Toyota Tacoma truck. At the same time, Patricia Stastny, 83, also of Idyllwild, was driving a gray 2014 Honda Civic southbound on Highway 243 when she made a right turn onto Marian View Drive, sideswiping Kincaid’s vehicle just west of the intersection. There were no injuries in the incident and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.
At 8:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 12, Zachary Fine, 25, of Rancho Cucamonga, was driving a black 2016 Ford Mustang north on Highway 243. At the same time, Ruth Capers, 75, of Idyllwild, was driving a gray 2010 Toyota Prius east on Tollgate Road. Fine made a left turn onto Tollgate and collided with Capers’ vehicle causing enough damage that both vehicles had to be towed from the scene by Idyllwild Garage. There were no injuries in the incident.
And at 12:03 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, a serious crash involving 10 people in two vehicles took place on Highway 74, mile marker 80.81, 180 feet west of Indio Road in Pinyon.
Gustavo Valenzuela, 31, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, was driving a 2017 Dodge Journey eastbound on Highway 74 with six passengers in the vehicle. At the same time, Allison Stone, 17, of Palm Desert, was driving a 2006 Polaris Ranger off-road vehicle north from a dirt or control road. Coming onto Highway 74, Stone’s vehicle collided with the Dodge, the left front of the Ranger hitting the right front of the Dodge.
In the Ranger with Stone were Evan Lieghy, 17, and Sloan Cole, 15. Stone was flown by Mercy Air to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with serious injuries, and Lieghy and Cole were taken by American Medical Response ground transport to Loma Linda University Medical Center in Beaumont, both with head injuries.
In the Dodge in the front were driver Valenzuela who was not transported and Cynthya Deniz, 29, also of San Tan Valley, Arizona, also not transported. In the back were five passengers, Margarita Lozoya, 27, and Camila Valenzuela, 4, also not transported; Yesinia Deniz, 18, of Texas, was transported by AMR to Desert Regional with minor injuries; Gabriela Garcia, 11, also of Arizona, was flown by Mercy Air to Desert Regional with serious injuries; and Daisy Acosta, 13, also of Arizona, was transported by AMR to Desert Regional with head injuries.