Possible DUI collision shears light pole, palm tree

Photos by John StrangisFirst responders assess the damage. A Good Samaritan assisted in extricating the passengers before HFD arrived on scene. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter An injury traffic collision occurred on Florida Avenue near Palm Avenue on Saturday, July 29 at approximately 7 p.m. Four occupants of a late model white Chevrolet 4×4 pickup truck allegedly left The Office bar, according to Hemet police officers and witnesses, and crashed into a light pole, knocking it down and hitting a tall palm tree with such force that the top snapped off and fell onto the vehicle. According to an officer on the scene, because alcohol was suspected as a

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