UPDATE: Power Restored to All, Following Murrieta Crash

The crash on Whitewood Road, near Clinton Keith Road, was reported at 12:04 a.m., according to Murrieta police.

Updated at 7:26 p.m.:

Power was restored to all customers in Murrieta, following an outage caused early Sunday when a car damaged a pole in a crash.

The last seven customers had their power restored at 2:04 p.m., according to an SCE spokesperson.

Updated 9:54 a.m.:

Power was restored this morning to all but seven of 529 customers affected when a pole was damaged by an allegedly speeding car, authorities said.

Repairs on the pole were expected to be completed by 4 p.m., according to Southern California Edison spokesperson Caroline Aoyagi.

The boundaries of the outage included Pinyon Street to the south and Menifee Road to the east.


A vehicle slammed into a power pole in Murrieta early Sunday, knocking down live lines and causing injuries to its occupants, police said.

The crash on Clinton Keith Road, near Whitewood Road, was reported at 12:04 a.m., according to a fire captain on scene.

Scanner chatter indicated that the Toyota Avalon's airbags deployed in the crash and there was some blood on the seat and on a door.

Murrieta fire Capt. Forest Hansen told Patch on scene that both driver and passenger -- both men -- were taken to Inland Valley Medical Center with injuries.

Police on scene also indicated that power would be cut to customers in the area while crews worked to effect repairs.

According to Murrieta police Sgt. Daryl Underwood, the driver was speeding east on Clinton Keith and blew through a red light at Whitewood, skidding on a dirt road and slamming into a pole.

"The driver got out and ran, we apprehended him on Whitewood," the sergeant told Patch.

Alcohol was believed to have played a part in the crash, Underwood said.

Clinton Keith Road was shut down at Whitewood and would remain closed for an undetermined amount of time, authorities said.

Joel Phillips October 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Now to the heart of the matter. When you make a statement that I want more laws controlling citizens, I would like to know what you base that on. I will once again be perfectly clear. I am for a small government, less regulation and a more business friendly environment. There is no correlation between more laws and Agenda 21, especially at the local level. That statement does not make any sense. It is a matter of untangling ourselves from existing laws. I will explain this for you momentarily. Quick history on Agenda 21 whose main driver is ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) a United Nations aligned organization. Primary focus on Sustainable Development originally sought cooperation from various countries in building with the future in mind. Original signatory for the US at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 was President George H. W. Bush. At the time it was a set of recommendations. It was not until 1993 when President Bill Clinton signed an Executive Order for the purpose of implementing Agenda 21 in the United States. This is when an environmental agreement became a political agenda and a threat to our inalienable property rights. (Cont)
Joel Phillips October 16, 2012 at 12:41 AM
You will notice that I did not go on the offensive and make malicious comments about you so I will draw the line when you begin to spread rumors about me that have no basis of truth. This is what people in the 'other' party do. Since you obviously do not know where I stand, I will make it abundantly clear so there is no question going forward. By the way, my photo is 4 years old and I have clearly gained weight since then. I think it is from the stress of keeping my business afloat in these economic times but that is just an excuse. You will be happy to know that I have started exercising again to get back in shape so I look more like my picture. I did not do another one because I did not want to waste the time and money taking another professional photo of myself (plus it is motivation for me to start exercising again). Glad we have that cleared up. As for the signs, I have people putting them up but they are instructed not to place them on city property or on highway signs. I have found they are putting them up where other signs already are. So if they are in violation then the city is welcome to take mine down along with any others that might be in violation. I don't really have an issue where you put your signs as long as they are removed after the vote. It is up to enforcement. (Continued)
Joel Phillips October 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Diana, normally I don't pay attention to what people say about me. I let my character speak for itself. You can ask anyone who really knows me. I have lived in this area for nearly 12 years. I understand you are upset with me because I did not jump on your bandwagon and agree with you on the traffic cams. I told you I would not decide until I did my research on the subject. Well, you sent me 2,200 pages of documentation, much of it repetitive, and I reviewed them as promised along with other documentation from various sources. Within the documentation you provided was a traffic study done in 2005 specifically on camera regulated sites. Of the 370 camera sites studied over a one-year period it was determined that there was a 24.6 percent decrease in right angle collisions and a 14.6% increase in rear end collisions. Also in that same study that you sent me, there was a report done on injury and physical damage cost in which it was found that rear end collisions did less damage than right angle collisions. BUT, even though I agree with the cameras being in place, the measure is on the ballot and I will listen to my constituents. If they vote to remove the cameras, then I will do my part to remove the cameras. Period. (Cont)
Diana Serafin October 16, 2012 at 12:56 AM
@ Joel I hope you caught the Fox news special on "Substainability. It is not just control growth and water but also the social aspect which is now being taught in colleges. It is a control of everyone's life. It involves the educational system, the energy market, the transportation system, the governmental system, the health care system, food production, and more. The plan is to restrict your choices, limit your funds, narrow your freedoms, and take away your voice.
Diana Serafin October 16, 2012 at 01:03 AM
I was walking door to door about 9 am by a park near Temple street today and ran i ran into a gentlman who was for the cameras because "the cameras catch lawbreakers". The man was leaving his property to take his two dogs UNLEASHED to the park to play. As I came back I realized the signed stated Dogs must be on a leash. So I went to the gentlman and asked him why he was breaking the law with his dogs running loose. And I noticed he did not have any bag to pick up the dogs piles. Breaking another law. I think the city needs to send someone to the park and issue some tickets!!!!!


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