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Hemet, CA 92543

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Hemet, California – On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 11:07 pm, Hemet Police Officers responded to a major injury traffic collision in the 1300 block of West Florida Avenue. Officers arrived on the scene and located a white Yamaha motorcycle and a silver Honda Pilot. Both vehicles had major collision damage. The rider of the Yamaha was located on the ground near the collision scene.

The Hemet Police Department’s Traffic Bureau responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed the rider was traveling westbound on Florida Avenue at an excessive rate of speed while the driver of the Honda was making a left-hand turn into a mobile home park. The Yamaha collided with the passenger side of the Honda Pilot, causing the rider of the Yamaha to be ejected from the motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition. One passenger of the Honda Pilot sustained minor injuries. The driver of the Honda Pilot remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.  

As traffic investigators conducted their investigation, the east and west lanes of Florida Avenue, between Lyon Avenue and Elk Street were closed for approximately 6 hours.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Corporal C. Nicot at cnicot@hemetca.gov or 951-765-2400 and refer to report number 2024-01084.