Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date January 27, 2001
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (909) 826-5576
Fax (909) 826-5616

 

Traffic Collision / Monroe South of California

BICYCLIST:     Michael Alan Hatton - 49 years - Riverside Resident
Injuries:            Critically Injured

DRIVER:           Thomas Perez - 33 years - Corona Resident

TIME:                 Saturday, January 27, 2001 at approximately 1040 hours

Officer Zach Watson of the Riverside Police Department investigates at the scene of a major injury collision on Monroe St. soouth of California.Michael Hatton was riding his bicycle south on Monroe, just south of California, when for unknown reasons, he turned in front of Thomas Perez who was also traveling south on Monroe. Mr. Perez, driving a full size white van, struck Mr. Hatton as he turned in front of him. Mr. Hatton was critically injured and transported by ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital. Mr. Perez was not cited and the collision remains under investigation.

Prepared by Lt. M. Meredith

 

Photographed:  Officer Zachary Watson of the Riverside Police Department investigates at the scene of a major injury traffic collision involving a bicyclist and a van.