Ramona Expressway crackdown nets 23, with speeds up to 92 mph cited
SAN JACINTO VALLEY, Calif. — In the wake of numerous recent major-injury and fatal traffic accidents along Ramona Expressway, California Highway Patrol conducted a traffic enforcement operation and speeding crackdown along the dangerous stretch of roadway Thursday, Feb. 11.
Thursday’s operation yielded a total of 23 citations, where speeding was the primary violation cited, according to CHP.
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Two of the recent fatal accidents that led to CHP’s crackdown include a multi-vehicle wreck that killed two children and two adults on Thursday, and another fatal, chain-reaction crash involving a big rig that caused a nine vehicle collision that killed one person and critically injured several others the previous Monday.
Other recent fatal accidents include a person was killed and another who was hospitalized after a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Ramona Expressway, between Avalon Parkway and Bradley Road, and two people who were killed in a fiery wreck on the expressway, west of Warren Road.
Three CHP – Riverside patrol officers participated in the three-hour crackdown and were deployed to different sections of the expressway, CHP said after the successful operation.
CHP says their three-hour enforcement operation resulted in 23 citations, primarily for speeding, as well as another person who was cited for crossing the expressway’s double yellow lines, directly in front of officers. CHP photo
“The three Officers involved wrote a total of 23 citations, in a period of three hours,” explained CHP; adding, “Speed was the primary violation cited.”
“The speeds cited ranged from 72 mph to 92 mph,” officials continued.
The driver caught speeding at 92 mph was stopped and cited on the expressway at Pico Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Lakeview, between the cities of Perris and San Jacinto.
One motorist, who was caught crossing over the double yellow lines to pass other vehicles in the area of Ramona Expressway east of Bridge Street in Nuevo, did so directly in front of one of the officers and was also stopped and cited.
During their crackdown, CHP issued 23 citations for speeds ranging from 72 to 92 mph. CHP photos
Contacted for more information, a CHP representative said their officers plan on continuing their efforts to slow drivers down on the expressway in future enforcement operations.
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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
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