Three collisions on local highways over the last week, according to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Matt Napier.
On Sept. 25 at 10:10 p.m., a white 1993 Toyota T100 was traveling northbound on Highway 243 just north of mile marker 10.75. For unknown reason, the driver drifted to the right-hand side of the roadway, went into soft dirt and overturned onto the right side.
After the collision, the driver fled the scene. The owner of the vehicle came to the scene claiming he let his friend borrow his car but didn’t say who the friend was, according to Napier. There were no injuries and the vehicle was towed by Idyllwild Garage.
On Sept. 26 at 1:25 p.m., Steve Lorne Svedberg, 59 of Ramona, was driving his white 2015 GMC Sierra westbound on Highway 74 at a stated speed of 60 mph. Katelyn Elizabeth Christensen, 18 of Palm Desert, was driving her white 2018 Toyota Camry with passenger Deborah Christensen eastbound on Highway 74.
Svedberg failed to yield, turning left onto Highway 371 directly in the path of Christensen, causing Christensen to collide with the side of Svedberg’s vehicle. Deborah Christensen was taken to Eisenhower Health as a precaution. There were no other injuries and both vehicles were towed by Valley Auto.
On Sept. 27 at 10:15 a.m., Leo Francis Biller, 78 of Canyon Lake, was driving his yellow 1975 Chevrolet Corvette westbound on Highway 74 west of May Valley Road at a stated speed of 55 mph when, for unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, fishtailing into the dirt, overcorrecting and flipping the Corvette onto its roof.
Biller was transported to Riverside University Health System Medical Center with minor injuries. He vehicle was towed by Idyllwild Garage.