8 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on 4th Street
Stolen Construction Vehicle Causes Perris Accident
Perris, CA (October 1, 2019) – Eight people were injured following a multi-vehicle crash in Perris. The accident occurred on the evening of October 1 on 4th Street.
Several vehicles were involved in a crash in the 200 block of 4th Street. One collided into a building.
The accident happened when a 23-year-old man stole a construction company truck from workers who left it running at a construction site. Workers then chased the stolen truck down the road. The truck then hit a vehicle at an intersection.
The truck then headed toward a shopping center. One worker was able to jump into the truck to control it. The gas pedal was accidentally pushed down on accident and the truck accelerated into the building. The impact pushed another vehicle inside of a restaurant.
Eight people suffered moderate injuries. Two were hospitalized. The man accused of stealing the truck was taken into police custody.