A suspected drunk driver was seriously injured Saturday when his pickup veered off a Menifee road and crashed into a hillside.
The wreck happened at about 1:15 a.m. on Bradley Road, near Desert Hills Road, according to the Menifee Police Department.
Sgt. Matthew Bloch said the suspect, whose identity was not released, was driving his Chevrolet Silverado north on Bradley when he apparently lost control, ran into a raised curb and jumped it.
“The vehicle ultimately struck the side of a hill in the front yard of a residence,” Bloch said.
No other vehicles were involved.
Patrol officers and Riverside County Fire Department paramedics reached the scene within minutes and found the man suffering a life-threatening head injury, according to the sergeant.
He said the motorist was taken to a regional trauma center, where he was listed in serious condition.
“During the investigation, officers located evidence that the driver was under the influence of alcohol,” Bloch said.
Bradley Road was shut down between El Rancho Road and Estate Drive while an investigation was conducted and the pickup was removed.
The closure was lifted by 5 a.m.