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Man Run Over By Tractor-Trailer In Lake Elsinore

“Traffic investigators have reason to believe that the victim may have been intoxicated and elected to sleep on the curb next to a tractor-trailer, which possibly injured him when it drove off,” said Sgt. P. Giannakakos.

A man who sustained major lower-body injuries Friday may have been run over by a tractor-trailer police say.

The injured Hispanic man, whose name has not been released by authorities, was found lying on the curb early Friday morning across from the Travel Inn on Auto Center Drive in Lake Elisnore.

“Traffic investigators have reason to believe that the victim may have been intoxicated and elected to sleep on the curb next to a tractor-trailer, which possibly injured him when it drove off,” said Sgt. P. Giannakakos of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. “At this time, the driver of the trailer is not a suspect and is sought only for informational purposes to complete the investigation.”

The Lake Elsinore Police Department is seeking the driver of the tractor-trailer. Anyone with information can contact Sergeant Cloutier or Officer Bryan of the Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Division at 951-245-3320.

Cathy July 09, 2011 at 02:56 PM
It's called pre-trip and it's what a truck driver does to his vehicle before he takes off. If the driver would have done this properly, he most likely would have seen the man sleeping.
Anon July 09, 2011 at 05:17 PM
Very true Cathy. They probably will not even find him, he probably pulled over to sleep and is long gone. Drunks should be careful where they crash for the night.
Anon July 09, 2011 at 07:44 PM
Guess who gets to pay his medical bills?
jennifer villa July 11, 2011 at 01:47 AM
Who are u to he to assume there is no medical insurance who are u to even comment on a situation u know nothing about rude inconsiderate people that's all u are know the facts before u speak
Anon July 11, 2011 at 04:00 AM
Jennifer, how do you even know what I am talking about? What if I were referring to the truck owner? You better check yourself before you wreck yourself. Obviously you are a racist and assume he is an illegal without ins.
shanntel July 12, 2011 at 06:35 AM
What does it matter if he has insurance or not or what race he is? What if this was your child? Doesn't anyone have any heart left anymore? I for one know the family personally and my only concern is his well being and hope for his quick recovery.
Gina Meador July 17, 2011 at 04:01 PM
The very best & least thing that people can do for this young man is to pray for his soul! he is a stranger to most of us, but still a human being, this could easily be someone you know someday maybe even one of your own sons! be careful how you judge you will be judged by the same measure you judge others Luke 6:35-38
Mr. Lada July 18, 2011 at 01:04 AM
I bet his sister Sara feels like crap seeings that she kicked her drunken brother Matthew out of her hotel room. Wouldn't want to be her right now!

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