Two traffic collisions occurred last week on the mountain, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Edward Nunez.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1:05 p.m., two semitrucks collided on McCall Park Road one-half mile west of Highway 74. Mario Lopez, 62 years old of Miami, Florida, was parked off to the side of McCall Park Road in a semitruck hauling a trailer when, for unknown reasons, Lopez rolled forward and struck the rear of another semitruck also parked off to the side of the road occupied by Josiah Whitney, 70 years old, from Mountain Center.
No one was injured and neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the collision.
The second collision occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 10:10 a.m. Janice Fast, 82 years old of Idyllwild, was driving a gray 2002 Toyota Tacoma on Ridgeview Drive and stopped along the shoulder as Luis Felix, Jr., 47 years old, and also of Idyllwild, was approaching from the rear traveling in the same direction as Fast in a gray 2011 Nissan Frontier. Fast made a u-turn across the road and the front of the Nissan collided with the left side of the Tacoma.
Fast complained of head pain and was transported to a local hospital by Idyllwild Fire Protection District ambulance. Both vehicles were towed by Idyllwild Garage.