According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Bell, an Acura RSX was traveling eastbound on Highway 74 when the driver made an unsafe turn causing it to overturn about 2 miles east of Highway 371 just before 3 p.m. Friday, March 15. The Acura came to a stop blocking the westbound lane of traffic. The male driver and male passenger were wearing seat belts, and appeared to have minor injuries. American Medical Response transported them to a nearby hospital for treatment. Riverside County Fire Station 53 from Garner Valley responded to the scene and used the Jaws of Life on both the driver and passenger doors at the same time to extricate the occupants. Neither drugs nor alcohol were considered as a factor in the crash. Photo by Jenny Kirchner

At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, Jean Douglas, 64, of Yucaipa, was driving a black 2014 Chevy Captiva eastbound on Highway 371, 5 feet west of Highway 74. At the same time, Teresa Turner, 56, of Mountain Center, was driving a black 2014 Toyota Rav 4 in the same direction.
Douglas was stopped at the intersection stop sign. Turner failed to stop and rear-ended Douglas’ vehicle. Turner had a 5-year-old female passenger in her vehicle.
There were no injuries nor requests for transport. Both vehicles were able to drive away under their own power.
At 2:40 p.m. Friday, March 15, Keith Hastings, 28, of La Quinta, was driving a gray 2004 Acura RSX eastbound on Highway 74, 1.7 miles east of the intersection of Highway 371, when he made an unsafe turning movement, causing his vehicle to roll over. Hastings had one passenger in his vehicle, Colin Maland, 28, also of La Quinta.
Both men complained of injury to their necks and were transported to Inland Valley Medical Center in Murrieta. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The Acura was towed by Valley Auto in Anza.
At 3:20 a.m. Saturday, March 16, Noelle Salman, 41, of Palm Desert, was driving a gray 2002 VW Jetta westbound on Highway 74, 0.26 miles west of May Valley Road, when she made an unsafe turning movement causing her vehicle to overturn. Salman was not injured and there were no other vehicles involved in the incident. Salman’s vehicle was towed by Idyllwild Garage.

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