Two Elderly Pedestrians Run Over, Killed In Weekend Crashes

May is Motorcycle and Bicycle Awareness Month.

You are supposed to pay attention to people who are driving motorcycles and riding bicycles.

But is anyone paying attention to pedestrians?

Saturday afternoon May 13th 2023 around 12:30 Desert Hot Springs Police were called to a crash at Palm Drive and Hacienda Avenue.

Kristiana Raylene Saiz of Desert Hot Springs was driving a black Jeep Latitude northbound on Palm Drive approaching Hacienda Avenue in a black Jeep Latitude.

86-year-old Peter Heaton was standing near the bus stop on Palm Drive, minding his own business. 

For whatever reason, Saiz drove her Jeep onto the sidewalk, struck the 86 year old guy, killing him.  The Jeep also crashed into the bus stop.

Saiz fled the scene, but police caught up with her a short time late, and arrested her for hit and run causing death.


A 78 year old man has been run over and killed in Cathedral City.

He was found a little after 6 Sunday morning, along Mission Road suffering from a traumatic head wound.

Great work by Cathedral City Police tracked down the driver of the car that had struck the victim.

No identities yet on the victim or the suspect.



Yellow police tape at night with blurred blue and red lights from police cars and emergency vehicles.


Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR