Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date December 21, 2001
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (909) 826-5576
Fax (909) 351-6038

 

Fatal Injury Traffic Collision

Location: 3750 Myers St.
Time: 5:30 PM

Pedestrian: Daniel Bravo (5)
Riverside, Ca.

Driver: Edwin Arnett (63)
Riverside, Ca.

Injuries: Daniel Bravo suffered massive trauma to the head. He was transported to Riverside Community Hospital via ambulance. At the hospital the child was pronounced deceased by the hospital emergency room medical staff.

Daniel Bravo was standing in the car port area of the above apartment complex. He started across the parking lot when witnesses stated he tripped and fell to the ground. At the same time a 1990 Mazda MPV driven by Mr. Arnett was traveling E/B through the same parking lot.

Mr. Arnett apparently did not see the child lying on the pavement. The passenger side rear wheel ran over the child causing massive trauma to the head. The child was treated at the scene by members of the Riverside Fire Department and transported to Riverside Community Hospital via ambulance. At the hospital the child was pronounced deceased by the emergency room medical staff.

The collision is being investigated by the Riverside Police Department Traffic Division Major Accident Investigation (MAIT) Team.