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UPDATE: Ortega Highway Commuters See Disturbing Image Monday Morning

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff's Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3300.

UPDATED AT 7:04 p.m.: Drivers on their way to work today got a wake-up reminder after seeing a charcoal GMC Jimmy wrapped around a pole at the corner of Ortega Highway and Grand Avenue at the Lakeland Village/Lake Elsinore line.

The solo-vehicle crash was reported at 3:18 a.m. and left one man injured, said Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.

The man was headed south on Grand when he apparently lost control of the, which plowed into a light pole while traveling at a "high rate of speed," sheriff's Sgt. Rick Garcia said.

He said the motorist suffered multiple injuries and was rushed to a hospital in serious condition.

Deputies could find no identification on the victim, nor in the vehicle, according to Garcia.

"The driver is ... Hispanic, possibly in his late 20s and was admitted to the hospital as a John Doe," the sergeant said.

Police and the crash vehicle were on scene late into the morning, according to witnesses.

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff's Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3300. --City News Service contributed to this report.

jubjubLoves March 07, 2013 at 03:40 PM
you are all in my strongest, healing thoughts. keep faith and keep your heart full. <3
jill smith March 07, 2013 at 03:43 PM
A violation of the HIPPA laws is taken very seriously. If a HIPPA law is violated at Kaiser the person is terminated the very day it is discovered, and I have seen it happen more than once.
Paul March 07, 2013 at 06:20 PM
The HIPPA Privacy Rule is designed to keep staff and facilities from releasing information on patients without consent. HIPPA does not apply to another patient stating what they saw while in a public place where there is no reasonble exprectation of privacy. Martha, i believe your heart is in the right place, but please don't start accusing people of being in violation of "Federal Law". Please leave that kind of accusation be left up to the folks at HHS OIG.
Jane Doe March 07, 2013 at 07:18 PM
shouldnt of even been driving in the first place if he was tired !
Jane Doe March 07, 2013 at 07:19 PM
shouldnt of even been driving in the first place if he was tired !

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