On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, at 3:20 p.m., deputies from the Menifee Police Department responded to the area of Stillwater Drive and Halcyon Drive, in the city of Menifee, regarding a major injury traffic collision. Deputies arrived on scene within minutes, along with personnel from Cal Fire, and discovered an 8-year-old female juvenile collided with a vehicle. Immediately following the collision, the driver rendered aid to the juvenile until first responders arrived. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital with major injuries. Stillwater Drive was shut down for two hours while officers conducted the investigation.
At this time, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. The preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle was driving west on Stillwater Drive when the juvenile ran into the street while chasing a ball and struck the side of the passing vehicle. The driver was not found to have violated any moving violations prior to the collision.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Officer Fraley of the Menifee Police Traffic Division at (951) 210-1000.