UPDATED AT 1:41 p.m.: Damage to a Wildomar neighborhood Thursday
morning was allegedly caused by a male driver who crashed an SUV through two
front yards before ramming into a palm tree.
The crash involving a gray Toyota Sequoia was reported just before 10:30 a.m. in the 22300 block of Lakewood Drive, off Bundy Canyon Road.
Loretta Robertson, 83, lives on the street and was at home crocheting this morning.
“All of a sudden I heard all this noise,” she explained.
Robertson looked out her window and saw the vehicle ramming through yards, including her own.
“What in the world!” Robertson remembered thinking.
The male driver exited the SUV, stumbled a bit, and then fled on foot, according to Robertson.
It is believed the driver lives in the neighborhood.
As of 1:40 p.m., there have been no arrests in the case and the cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to Riverside County sheriff's deputy Albert Martinez.
The driver was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries, Martinez said.
There are no witness reports of bystander injuries and no reports of any passengers in the crash vehicle.