Two traffic collisions occurred on local roads last week, one the result of a deer coming onto the roadway, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Matt Napier.
On Aug. 11 at 1 p.m., Peter Craner, 46 of Hemet, was driving his white 2015 Ford Explorer at about 50 mph northbound on Highway 243 just north of Franklin Drive when a deer came onto the roadway colliding with Craner, causing a dent in the vehicle. Craner was uninjured and found not at fault. He was able to drive his vehicle from the scene.
On Aug. 12 at 9:30 p.m., Jesus Viramontes, 49 of Delano, was driving his silver 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe west on Highway 74 near Devils Ladder Road at 50-60 mph. Due to an unsafe turn, he drifted off the right-hand shoulder of the roadway, colliding with a mailbox and wood fence at the entrance of Hidden Springs Ranch. No one was injured in the incident and the vehicle was towed by Idyllwild Garage.