Scuffle, DUI arrest follow car crash

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[Clarification April 26] A 25-year-old Rancho Murieta man was arrested after the car he was driving crashed into a Guadalupe Drive house and he allegedly fought with a Security officer who attempted to detain him. The Security officer is still off duty with injuries suffered in the scuffle. Read more » about Scuffle, DUI arrest follow car crash

Serious injuries in two-vehicle crash

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AccidentThree people were transported by ambulance, one with serious injuries, after a two-vehicle crash at 12:45 p.m. Monday on Jackson Road at the North Gate intersection. CHP Officer Tommy S. Riggin said a silver Acura was waiting to make a left turn from westbound Jackson onto Murieta Drive when the car suddenly jumped from the turn lane into the main lane and was struck by a Chevy suburban towing a trailer west on Jackson. The driver and passenger in the Acura were transported by ambulance, the passenger with serious injuries and the driver with moderate injuries, Riggin said, while the driver of the Suburban was transported as a precaution. Riggin could not provide identities for those involved. Rancho Murieta Security helped direct traffic around the accident scene. Read more » about Serious injuries in two-vehicle crash

No injuries as car drives into gully

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There were no injuries, property damage or charges after a car drove off Camino Del Lago into a gully about 10 p.m. Friday. The driver, a 19-year-old Murietan, said he reached for his cell phone and lost control of the car, according to CHP Officer Chris Abbott. Abbott said the driver passed field sobriety tests. The accident occurred about 75 yards west of Murieta Parkway. Read more » about No injuries as car drives into gully

Minor injuries in two-car crash

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There were only minor injuries reported when two cars collided at Murieta Parkway and the second Guadalupe Drive at dinnertime Wednesday. CHP Officer Matt Ramirez said the accident occured just before 6 p.m. when the driver of a gray Cadillac Seville heading northbound on Murieta Parkway fell asleep at the wheel and drifted across the median into the lane of a white Buick Century waiting to turn from Guadalupe onto the parkway. The driver of the Cadillac, a Murietan who told the CHP he was tired after a day of shopping, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Read more » about Minor injuries in two-car crash

Car hits sound wall, damages two homes

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An eastbound pickup drifted across Jackson Road and hit the South sound wall.

A vehicle hit the Murieta South sound wall on Jackson Road Friday morning, spraying shards of the wall into two Colbert Drive homes. The chunks shattered every first-floor window on the south side of one home, left divots in its stucco walls and broke a second-story bedroom window. Read more » about Car hits sound wall, damages two homes

Two killed in fiery Jackson Road crash

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The crash stopped eastbound traffic at the South Gate. (Damon Mercado photo)

[Updated 9:50 a.m.] A head-on collision killed two people, injured three and closed Jackson Road in both directions between the South Gate and Ione Road Tuesday night. The crash occurred at Van Vleck Ranch when two vehicles, one of them pulling a trailer, collided at about 9:30. One of the vehicles caught fire, and two children inside were rescued by people on the scene. Read more » about Two killed in fiery Jackson Road crash

Accident ties up Scott Road

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A two-car accident shortly before 1 p.m. blocked Scott Road traffic in both directions Thursday afternoon. A caller advised traffic was backed up for miles trying to return from Folsom. Another caller said a witness reported it as a head-on collision. CHP reports referred to two cars, one of them off the road. After initially reporting an ambulance was being dispatched, the CHP changed its classification of the accident to one with minor injuries. You can follow the CHP info in the traffic reports on the RM.com home page. Read more » about Accident ties up Scott Road

DUI arrest follows car crash into home

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The runaway car snapped off the hydrant, hit rocks and rolled into the wall.

An 18-year-old Rancho Murieta man was charged with DUI early Tuesday after the car he was driving left the road on Pescado Circle, clipped a fire hydrant, hit landscaping rocks and rolled into the side of a home. Read more » about DUI arrest follows car crash into home

Jackson Road reopens after 1-hour blockage

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A downed utility line blocked Jackson Road in both directions for an hour early Monday afternoon. A CHP report at 1:35 p.m. said a passing semi, towing a modular home, pulled down a power line and its pole, which were in the road east of the South Gate.  Later reports said it may have been a fiber communications line. SMUD responded, as did other utilities, CHP, fire and Rancho Murieta Community Services District. Security said it didn't get reports of problems within the community. One-way traffic for passenger vehicles opened around 3 p.m., but large vehicles were still stopped. Both lanes were reopened at 4:15. (Photo by Damon Mercado) Read more » about Jackson Road reopens after 1-hour blockage

Commuters: Accident on Jackson Road

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[Updated 9:10 a.m.] Traffic is still very slow, but one lane is now open on Jackson Road following an accident shortly after 7 a.m.  The accident is east of Grant Line, as neighbor Nancy Clark posts in the comments.  You can expect a five-minute delay, she says. CHP traffic reports call it a two-car accident but don't offer more info.  Please share helpful info in the comments here or by emailing editor@ranchomurieta.com. Read more » about Commuters: Accident on Jackson Road

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