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Two Crashes in One Hour Stall Evening Traffic

The second crash was reported at 6:05 p.m. on Temecula Parkway, between La Paz Road and Wabash Lane, according to Cal Fire.

Updated 8 p.m.

The SigAlerts established for slowed traffic on both sides of Interstate 15 in Temecula will not expire until 11 p.m., towing officials said.

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Two crashes in less than an hour backed up traffic for miles through Temecula, authorities said.

The first crash was reported at 5:22 p.m. on the northbound Interstate 15, north of Old Town Front Street, when three vehicles and a trailer being towed by one of them collided -- demolishing the RV, the CHP said.

A SigAlert regarding that crash was to stay in effect until close to 10 p.m., authorities said.

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The second crash was reported at 6:05 p.m. on the westbound Temecula Parkway, between La Paz Road and Wabash Lane, according to Cal Fire.

According to Cal Fire Capt. Barry Owens, there were four people -- two of them children -- who suffered minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals.

Three people in a Chrysler Town and Country minivan -- a woman and two children -- were injured, and one occupant of a Honda Civic was also hurt, Owens said.

dee schmidt April 09, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Very dangerous cross road. Daughter lives in that housing tract and is a nightmare getting out.
Cik Bast April 09, 2012 at 11:23 PM
These roads aren't dangerous, the drivers are. More regulation isn't needed, more caution is. For example, when these motorists learn the rule of spacing, instead having an attitude of entitlement, things will get better. For safety-sake, space around your vehicle should be such which gives you time to react in emergencies and avoid a collision. Not only waiting at a cross and being patient, but while actually driving, create a space cushion around your vehicle by staying in the middle of your lane. Make sure there is enough room ahead of your vehicle and behind it for another car to pass or stop safely, or avoid these impatient morons that want to race into the road. For example, if traveling at a mere 30-miles/hr, 3-car lengths is more than enough to react defensively to a driver in front of you that breaks suddenly.
Amy L. Garrett April 19, 2012 at 11:19 PM
What was going on prior to that crash...many police cars, fire truck, ambulance, helecopter, and a guy with a long ponytail in handcuffs...never made the paper, but every Temecula cop, sherriff, and even an undercover dodge black matte car was there..!

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