LAKE ELSINORE, California (February 29, 2016) –A driver swerved to avoid a dog running on the Interstate 15 Freeway Monday morning, but struck a man and woman who were attempting to retrieve the animal and were in the center median, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Police say a driver who was traveling southbound on the Interstate 15 Freeway was one of two that swerved in opposite directions to avoid hitting the dog, but instead hit two people that had pulled over and got out of their car in the center median to try and rescue the canine.
The pedestrian crash took place about 10:15 a.m. this morning near Diamond Drive.
Paramedics responded and transported the two injured people to Inland Valley Medical Center where the woman was treated for moderate injuries and the man for major injuries.
The crash was blocking most of the traffic lanes on the southbound 15 Freeway.
Police will investigate the crash to determine liability.
If you were hurt in a traffic accident you may need legal help. Call a qualified personal injury attorney at 800-235-6801 to find out more.
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