Firefighters Free Person Trapped After Crash on Railroad Canyon Road

The Sunday-afternoon crash was reported just before 3 p.m.

One person was hospitalized with major injuries after becoming trapped under a vehicle following a crash on Railroad Canyon Road Sunday afternoon, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The crash was reported at 2:51 p.m. and closed traffic on Railroad Canyon near Lambs Fellowship church. Firefighters were able to extract the injured person from the vehicle, which was 50 feet over the side of the roadway, according to the fire department.

Railroad Canyon Road is expected to be closed through Sunday evening. 

Sarah February 04, 2013 at 08:32 AM
Steve, I worked with your son. I hope everything is okay. Everyone at work will be thinking about you and your family.
Sarah February 04, 2013 at 08:32 AM
Vanessa February 04, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Im praying for your sons speedy recovery!if its Andrew{he's my co worker}.please let him know Vanessa is praying for him and is very sad to hear what happened to him!
kendall February 04, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Steve, My husband prayed for your son and we were at the accident seconds after it happened. My husband was on of the first to arrive to help. We pray that your son well recover quickly. Our grandson's father(23) at the time did the same thing last year, almost in the same place. He was alright. The car was totaled. I had spun at of control in 1980 aprox the same place and was ok. Thank God every time I go down the road. Death alley. tell your son God is with him.
Mom of Three. February 04, 2013 at 03:50 PM
People like, another person I won't mention here, don't seem to realize that the speed limit posted is a MAXIMUM speed limit. If the limit is 30 and you want to drive 60 then YOU should slow down. That posted speed limit isn't a suggestion.... it's the law. So people have a right to drive the actual speed limit in the left lane. Sheesh.... go back to driving school. Also, we can assume speed was involved here but they article didn't mention that. Who know's...
Tell it like it is February 04, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Let me recall, in all the years I have driven this road, how many accidents have I heard of where people sail off the side of the road because of a flat tire or other malfunction? I can't say that I have. Lets face it. People drive way too fast for this roadways topography. How is that the city's problem? I bet if you look at collision stats on this road the collision factor for speed or drunk driving will far surpass any documented mechanical failure. Again, not the city's responsibility, just the driver, or the owners for keeping less than a well maintained car.
kim February 04, 2013 at 04:54 PM
SLOW DOWN PEOPLE!!!! Speed is the problem on that road!!! Speed Speed Speed!!!
Reverend Smith February 04, 2013 at 05:37 PM
I do get over to the right when hotdog drivers are closing in at twice the speed limit. Problem is those drivers don't respect the right of those not wishing to drive double the speed limit's right to their own land and they weave in and out of lanes, doubling the danger they pose to law-abiding drivers. If everyone in every land is going too slow for you, you are probably driving too fast.
Reverend Smith February 04, 2013 at 05:43 PM
The road has always been a hazard. Stray a foot off the roadway and you've lost traction on your right wheels headed toward the abyss. Then, when your left wheels lose traction too, there is nothing you can do to control your inevitable course over the steep embankment. When they added lanes, they made it easier to speed. It's probably not such a good idea with that lane ending causing drivers to have to merge into what could well be speeding, aggressive traffic unwilling to yield and eager to pass instead. This isn't a video game to see whose top player. Lives are at stake and humans are imperfect. Some are pure a**holes.
Reverend Smith February 04, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Sure. So maybe CalTrans could have saved tax payers some bucks by omitting the guardrail from the 15 southbound overpass over the 91. Anyone sails off the side during rain or just miscalculates the angle doesn't deserve to be among the living.
One Voice February 04, 2013 at 05:59 PM
It is not just this road it is every road in SW Riverside County, why is everyone in such a hurry, you want to endanger your life go for it but don't put other innocent drivers in jeopardy because of your stupidity. I am not saying that this was the cause of this accident, I have almost been ran off the road and sideswiped on this road more then once, this could of been the cause of this awful accident as well, thank God that this Man is going to survive. There have been way to many accidents in our area lately, very scarey.
cynhillsrez February 04, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Let me say something to tell it like it is. I am a professional civil engineer and it is very darn well the City's responsibility in maintaing their roads safe. I have seen countless agencies lose lawsuits for being negligent at keeping roadways safe. I did drive by the accident scene yesterday afternoon and hope nothing but a good recovery for the victim.
big aunt harry mary February 04, 2013 at 09:20 PM
only if you dont drive well...
Marita February 05, 2013 at 03:39 AM
To: cynhillrez- As a professional civil engineer -Do you think guardrails will be as dangerous. What if a car breaks down on the side of the road and can't pull off because of the rails? wouldn't that cause more serious accidents. I've seen people pulled over on the side of the road and are almost parked on the slow lane due to lack of room to pull over. Imagine adding guard rails!? How about instead of LE agreeing to build more houses, agree to straighten that road eliminating the curves and more lane space between the center divider. I always see people cutting lanes because they are afraid of hitting the concrete curve and losing control. Correct! the city is responsible for having safe roads, as we are to driving at a safe speed! I always get nervous driving that road, that I know take lost road. I drive my new car thru bumps and holes.But hoping I get to the Freeway safer! So I vote to straighten Railroad canyon Rd. with a better driving view around those damm curves and trees! Its not like there is not enough land to the right of the road! Geez! I always wonder if it is going to be me dying on this road...either getting hit because I broke down or getting hit by a crazy driver.What I do, is drive the speed limit. I don't give a #### if you tailgate me, you should be Happy. I probably saved your life by not getting pressured and step on my gas pedal because you are annoying me! Everyone should try doing that. It has worked, maybe we can all save eachothers life!
Resident-CynHills February 05, 2013 at 03:45 AM
To Cynhillrez- My message was not directed to you. I was just trying to ask for your opinion.
Miguel Angel Cardenas February 05, 2013 at 03:57 AM
To all you people talking shit about andrew and his driving , do me a favor and f__k yourself.... Thanks
Miguel Angel Cardenas February 05, 2013 at 03:57 AM
To all you people talking shit about andrew and his driving , do me a favor and go f__k yourself.... Thanks
Christina February 05, 2013 at 07:02 AM
Prayers go out to you Drew&ur.family.. I know you'll pull thru, ur a fighter &a strong person.. We love you.&wishing 4the best!<3 All these negative comments should b deleted. What a shame. -___-
Reverend Smith February 05, 2013 at 07:40 AM
Railroad Cyn Rd has plenty of room on the shoulder for an emergency parking shoulder AND a guard rail.
Reverend Smith February 05, 2013 at 07:43 AM
I have to agree there is nowhere in the surrounding area where the peril is so great as Temecula, Murrieta and Elsinore. I think it has to do with this being a commuter area where people spend hours and hours on the freeways and just break away when the are on their homestretch. Also just a bunch of selfish, arrogant b*s#a*ds .
Mom of two February 05, 2013 at 07:46 AM
This road was already widened. When I moved here 1985 it was only a two lane road with more curves. If you think the road its bad now you should have driven it then. Prayers for a speedy recovery to the victim.
kristin c February 05, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Steve, you are right. First let me say I hope your son recovers quickly and completely... second, I can sympathize what you are going through as my husband was in a near fatal head on collusion. It was his fault and he wasn't wearing his seat belt. He broke his hip, some ribs and had a severe concussion. He will forever be in pain... he thinks he fell asleep at the wheel, I think he was checking his phone. Regardless it was his fault but no one judged him, the only thing that mattered was his recovery and that's all that matters in regards to your son. As far as all the bickering about who should drive in what lanes... yes one should drive the speed limit but there are times when someone is a little late and speeding up 5-10 MPH might get them there on time. Or someone is trying to get to a family emergency or whatever... when three lanes of traffic have a car in each lane that are all evenly paced t makes it impossible to pass anyone. In most states the left lane is for passing only. If someone comes up on your tail in the left lane its common courtesy to move over. There are signs on some of the California fwys that instruct slower traffic to stay on the right. I appreciate a driver who will get over for me and I do the same for others. I've driven across country a couple of times and I must say Calif is the rudest state to drive in
kristin c February 05, 2013 at 08:52 AM
And yes it may be rude to ride someone so close you can kiss the license plate but its just as rude to camp out in the left lane when you know someone wants to get by especially when you could be going the same speed in the right lane.
Reverend Smith February 05, 2013 at 01:01 PM
The road probably had 1/4 the traffic it has now then.
Reverend Smith February 05, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Yes, downhill magnifies the danger of skidding off road. If a car does stray off into the dirt shoulder, there well could be nothing the driver could do to keep from going over the side. If he brakes or turns, he'll just lose more traction and control. I usually put the car in neutral downhill there. The momentum alone keeps me at the speed limit. And at that, I stick to the right lane and people are putting pedal to metal and blowing my left door off.
unknownauthor February 05, 2013 at 03:37 PM
steve, I work with your son, he is a amazing person and I hope he has a speedy recovery. My prayers are with you.
Tell it like it is February 05, 2013 at 05:57 PM
The road as is, is safe. I have driven it up and down several years at the safe posted limit and well within my driving abilities and have never had a problem. The road is always free of debris. At the end of the day, it's no the road! It's the driver... Always the driver.
kms February 05, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Every time I drive that road I am pushed along going up and coming down. (and I am going the speed limit, in the Rt. lane) Every person has their own agenda of where they have to get to. People do not care about others in front or behind them, which also means they will fly in and out of lanes to get in front of the next car. I have seen it all over the city. People are on the freeway with no lights, blinkers are a thing of the past. If you want to weave in and out of traffic trying to get just one more car ahead. SLOW DOWN! Don't care what the speed limit says. Just maybe it's unsafe to go even the posted limit.
RB February 06, 2013 at 07:51 PM
First, I hope for a speedy recovery for the driver. Second, Drivers if there a sign that says Road Closed/Blocked, Don't go around it thinking youre going to go through. Couldn't even guess how many cars got turned around after driving through the Carl's Jr. parking lot. Third, Drive Carefully. Doesn't matter what road you are on. Follow the speed limit, Don't drive under the influence of drink, drugs, or medication, be courteous to other drivers even if they are not, practice defensive (not offensive) driving. Its better to get where you're going than to be right.
Andrea Smith February 07, 2013 at 09:51 AM
Steve Thank God for having his hand on your son and sparing his life what a Blessing! My prayers and love go out to him for a fast recovery. As for all the other comments it surprises me that everyone seems to want to blame or find fault why not celebrate what God has done! He spared someone's life! Praise him! Is everyone so carnal and negative oh and let's not forget Judgemental. What happened? To forgiveness? Last time I checked Jesus died so we could all be forgiven? Does that only apply to some after your done getting reamed cause God forbid somebody wants to spew their ugly mean words of bitterness just because they think they have the right to make a point. My God says hate the sin love the sinner. You don't destroy a person because they have an accident it's an accident! What if that was your son or your daughter or your wife would you like somebody speaking harsh ugly words I think not. I don't want to offend anyone but please be sensitive to especially to Steve and his family this is a very difficult time and they need our love and support may God Bless all of you


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