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Vehicle Strikes, Kills Child in Old Town

A child struck was struck by a vehicle in Old Town Thursday and was rushed to the hospital in full cardiac arrest.

A young child was fatally injured Thursday in Old Town, officials said.

The crash on Old Town Front Street, near Moreno Road, was reported about 2:30 p.m.

The toddler was taken to a local hospital but was pronounced dead, officials said.

Coroner investigators were at the scene Thursday evening.

Patch will keep you updated.

T120Dude July 21, 2012 at 07:36 PM
That would make a great YouTube prank, such a video would be viral and maybe end up on national television and shows like Tosh.O. Unfortunately, that is also stupid because the car can receive significant damage and the driver can be injured or killed depending on his/her reaction. I have often thought of doing the same to my classmates, especially the girls who are texting and driving at fast rates of speed near kids playing on the street. I think a water balloon filled with beef blood and screaming will do though since they dont pay attention to what is happening anyways.
T120Dude July 21, 2012 at 07:37 PM
My above comment is a reference to TVOR's comment, not the incident.
Brenda July 21, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I agree with this "prank" TVOR and can think of one lady right off the bat I would do this to. I just yelled at her the other day as she roared down the street, in her snazzy black sports car, into her garage, at the end of our culdesac, "mexican" type music blaring, cigarette in her left hand dangling out the open window, and she didn't even hear me. If she had hit a child she would NEVER know it! All of the kids play at the end of the culdesac as that is safest right? You would think for that reason alone she would STOP. Monday morning I have got to call the police and get something done about her as I am just sick she is going to hit one of the kids on foot, skooters, skateboards, bikes, electric cars, etc. I think this idea isa good one TVOR if I had all day to stand out there and wait for her to come in or out :/
Tony July 21, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I would love to see more enforcement of existing traffic laws. I've spoke with TPD on several occasions and they do not want residents to feel targeted or the tickets seen as "revenue generators". Considering the amount of traffic that rolls through Temecula on a daily basis there are very few tickets written. People speed, text, drive reckless, illegally park, etc. because there is little fear of actually getting a ticket. You ever notice how everyone becomes the model driver when a police car is near? We need more patrols. Patrols on foot, bike and car. Either that or everyone could just start behaving like they aren't the center of the universe.
Brenda July 22, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Jeff for some reason your comment brought to mind the annoying and dangerous problem of the kids getting out of Chap HS. Their parents being a part of it. The parents are driving down Winchester and STOP in the slow lane to pick them up from the sidewalk area, to avoid parking etc.!!! Also the kids running across Winchester getting to their parents car waiting in the slow lane, or driving very slowly for the kid to get to the car!!!!!!! I cannot believe I have forgotten to mention these serious and dangerous stunts that the parents pull and have the kids do it, all to avoid parking in the mess, getting in and out of the mess of traffic. And ya know, I NEVER see police presense after school, or before school for that matter to catch all the kids standing outside of Riteaid finishing their power drink with vodka in it. :/ Parents are oblivious sometimes of even putting their child in danger and will do it just to save a sec stuck in traffic. I agree, more patrols, more on the main drags where the speeding is the WORSE and wreckless driving. I see an officer when they are speeding all together up Margarita, err down too for a call. Otherwise, dont see em./


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