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Pedestrian struck on highway in Valle Vista

By in Press Enterprise on August 29, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A pedestrian on Highway 74 was struck by one or two vehicles in Valle Vista in a hit-and-run just after 9 p.m. Monday, east of Hemet, according to a California Highway Patrol traffic incident log.

A Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release said the incident was reported at 9:11 p.m. on the highway, also known as Florida Avenue, and First Street.

The victim was transported by Mercy Air helicopter to an area hospital with serious injuries, according to the county fire news release.

Witnesses calling the CHP gave different descriptions of the vehicles, and some said the victim was hit by two vehicles and that neither stayed at the scene.

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