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5 Family Members Injured In Crash While Retrieving Barbecue

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SAN JACINTO (CBSLA.com) — Five family members were injured early Sunday morning after a car plowed into them while they were retrieving a fallen barbecue in Riverside County.

Deputies responded to the accident around 2:10 a.m. at Sanderson Avenue and Seventh Street.

The family was traveling in two vehicles north on Sanderson when a grill fell off one of them. One car stopped while the other one made a U-turn and pull alongside in the left-hand turn lane.

A few minutes later a motorist struck them as they were loading the grill back into one of the vehicles, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

One person suffered major injuries, while the other four suffered broken bones and cuts. All five were taken to different hospitals for treatment.

Sanderson Avenue was shut down in both directions while deputies investigated. It was reopened at 7:40 a.m.

Neither drugs nor alcohol played a role in the crash.

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