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Pedestrian Struck, Traffic Stalled, In Wildomar

Southbound Mission Trail was shut down following the crash at Mission Trail and Sedco Boulevard about 8 p.m.

A portion of Mission Trail was shut down in Wildomar Sunday night after a vehicle struck a female pedestrian.

The crash on Mission Trail and Sedco Boulevard was reported about 8 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers arrived on scene and found the female pedestrian lying in the roadway.

Southbound Mission Trail was shut down at Sedco Boulevard and traffic was diverted for about two hours as investigators probed the cause of the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital for moderate injuries.

The driver of the white Hyundai that reportedly struck the pedestrian was still at the scene with his mother, who spoke with Patch.

Both of them were from Lake Elsinore and were not injured in the crash.

"She [the pedestrian] just came out of nowhere," said the woman, who did not provide her name to Patch.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision, according to police.

David Pereira January 23, 2012 at 03:14 PM
A sidewalk would have prevented this
David Pereira January 23, 2012 at 03:19 PM
The spot where this woman was struck, on Mission Trail in between Corydon and Malaga has absolutely no sidewalk nor any room to walk besides the bicycle lane. A man dies riding his bicycle in the same spot just last year. How about some sidewalks City Councilors? Or is this just not that big of a deal?
Jeffrey Bagley January 23, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I think that area is Riverside County. So you'll have to bash Bob Buster about this issue not City Council.
David Pereira January 23, 2012 at 06:12 PM
You're wrong Mr. Bagley. This area is Lake Elsinore as per the city bounday map on either city-data.org or google maps. It was even in the southbound lane, which is absolutley Lake Elsinore territory.
Ken Mayes January 23, 2012 at 07:23 PM
According to the article this was northbound Mission Trail which makes it Wildomar, southbound would have been Lake Elsinore. There are bus stops on both sides of this corner and a number of people have been hit over the years in this spot while crossing Mission Trail usually after dark. Maybe people should learn how to cross a street, like looking both ways, it is the pedestrians responsibility to make sure it is safe to cross before doing so. It would also help if they wore the appropriate clothing when walking at night. Just because people have never been taught how to walk is no reason the taxpayer should have to fork out million of dollars to build sidewalks which will not cut down on this type of accident.
Tina Tyra January 23, 2012 at 08:48 PM
All along Mission Trail and Corydon, there have been multiple accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders. Obviously some things need to be done to improve safety in the area. Perhaps lights, sidewalks, and crosswalks with blinking lights to get the attention of motorists who are driving too fast down that stretch of road anyway. Very sad that this keeps happening.
Ken Mayes January 24, 2012 at 05:45 AM
Cheapest solution would be to teach people how to stay out of the road. The shoulder's though they be dirt are more than wide enough.
David Pereira January 24, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I drove past the scene on the night it happened Mr. Mayes, it was the Southbound lane. Even the article states it. Get your facts straight before you challenge me, you cumudgeon. Nobody on this site apprecites you always trolling. If you don't know what that means, it's someone who just argues online for the sake of arguing. You have never given any good advice on here and all you do is try to put down people who try to make a difference. Why don't you do everyone a favor and leave. Nobody except you thinks that dirt sidewalks are sufficient.
some guy January 24, 2012 at 04:27 PM
yes, ken is a troll, he must be a grumpy old man,,,,, now back to the sidewalk issues, i have noticed that drive around here in lake elsinore that the roads and sidewalks are very odd in this city, even more so around railroad cyn/15 freeway.. i drive all over riverside and san bernardino countys during my work day, and im sad to report, LE has some of the WORST designed road i have ever seen, doesnt the planner know changing lanes in an intersection is illegal? BUT, in this city its everywhere.. Somebody needs to step up and correct this problem..
Warren January 25, 2012 at 04:39 AM
@David ? How do you KNOW a sidewalk would have prevented this???? I completely agree that curbing and sidewalks would certainly help pedestrians and bicyclists, but we don't know from the article how or why this person was struck- do we? And for your information, there are sidewalks on the southbound side of Mission trail from Malaga close to Sedco. Also don't forget the speed limit is 50mph with a curve right there in the road. I believe we will eventually get sidewalks when they re-do Palomar/Mission Trail with the Hwy 395 historic makeover(whenever that will happen). Meanwhile, we probably will have to wait and hope no one else gets hurt. Why is there a spitting contest about which direction of the road it happened on? Does it really matter, the point is someone got hit by a car and MAYBE it could have been prevented. I'm not looking for a response or argument, thank you.
Pecas January 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Maybe more street lights...

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