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Homeless Man Struck By Sheriff's Department Squad Car In Old Town Temecula

The accident happened at 2:30 p.m. on Old Town Front Street, just south of Santiago Road, according to sheriff's officials.

A homeless man stepped in front of a Riverside County sheriff's deputy's patrol vehicle today in Temecula and was struck but not seriously hurt, authorities said.

The accident happened at 2:30 p.m. on Old Town Front Street, just south of Santiago Road, according to sheriff's officials.

[Click here to read about a separate incident in which a skateboarder was hit by a vehicle on Winchester Road Wednesday night.]

A deputy radioed that he was driving on the four-lane road when a transient unexpectedly walked in front of him. The speed at which the deputy was traveling at the time couldn't immediately be confirmed.

Neither the lawman or the victim was identified.

The latter apparently was able to get to his feet seconds after impact and said that he was not seriously injured, according to reports from the scene.

An ambulance was summoned so the man could be transported to a hospital for a more thorough medical examination. It was unknown whether he consented to treatment.

A sheriff's sergeant requested that the California Highway Patrol conduct an independent investigation of what happened, per sheriff's department policy.

There were several witness to the accident, according to the deputy.

Andy November 12, 2012 at 03:03 PM
The ramp is only a few years past due... lol...
Andy November 12, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Pechanga pays the city in tax $ for the traffic problems they create. Where is all that tax $ going? I think you also forgot about all the traffic in Old Town and at the Mall.
censored messenger November 12, 2012 at 03:19 PM
My brother is a disabled vet, he gets a fat check every month and in no way has to put a flag on his wheelchair and display himself at Old Town for pity and/or good cheer....You don't have to be a peacock to be proud..
Andy November 12, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I am sure you are the type that would walk into Camp Pendleton and tell all the troops with PTSD to "man up".
cc November 13, 2012 at 09:45 PM
first of all i cant believe how these comments have gone into a whole different angle then what the article is about. i was there and he wasn't paying attention, it was a total accident and he was not hurt except he was pretty scraped up. he refused to go to hospital and was walking around. he wasn't acting like he was drunk or on drugs, he was actually a nice person. If he chooses to get medical attention later his medical will be covered

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