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Hemet, California – On Saturday, January 13th, 2024, at approximately 6:30 PM officers from the Hemet Police Department responded to a traffic collision on San Jacinto Street near the intersection of El Nita Lane, in the City of Hemet. Upon arrival, first responders located a bicyclist trapped under a vehicle.  Life-saving measures were attempted but tragically, the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a nearby hospital.  The adult male’s identity is being withheld pending notification to his family.   Hemet Police Traffic Investigators responded and assumed the investigation. 

The initial investigation revealed the bicyclist was in the roadway traveling in an unknown direction on San Jacinto Street when he was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lane.  This investigation is ongoing but a driver has been arrested for Driving Under the Influence.  San Jacinto Street was closed to through traffic from the time of the collision until approximately 10:45 PM.  

This is an active and ongoing investigation. If you witnessed the collision or have any information that may help traffic investigators, you are urged to contact Traffic Officer N. Reineke at nreineke@hemetca.gov or Corporal C. Nicot at cnicot@hemetca.gov with the Hemet Police Department at (951) 765-2400.  Please reference report # 2024-00245