A man who was hit by a vehicle as he rode his skateboard on Winchester Road in Temecula Wednesday night suffered serious injuries, police are confirming today.
Temecula resident Joshua Schmittou, 26, was riding his skateboard southbound across traffic lanes on Winchester Road near Ynez Road when he was hit shortly before 8:30 p.m., according to Sgt. John Magnon of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The driver, Sandra Orlaski of Temecula, remained at the scene and was interviewed by investigating officers, Magnon said. Alcohol, drugs or other impairment are not suspected to be factors in the collision, the sergeant added, and no arrests were made.
Winchester Road was closed for approximately four hours while members of the Temecula Police Department's Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team conducted their investigation, Magnon said.