Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date May 04, 2001
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (909) 826-5576
Fax (909) 826-5616

 

Injury Traffic Collision / Vehicle Pursuit

Location Blaine St. at S/B SR-215 Freeway Off-ramp, Riverside, Ca. 92507
Time 1:45 P.M.
Driver-1 Steven Michael Carey (39)
Riverside, Ca.
Injuries Multiple cuts and abrasions.  Treated by the emergency room medical staff at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center.
Driver-2 Gordon John Van Dalen
Riverside, Ca.
Injuries Complaint of pain to the head and body.  Treated by the emergency room medical staff at Riverside Community Hospital.

 

Narrative:     D-1 was driving W/B Blaine St. from Iowa Ave. in a 1978 Chevy Monte Carlo.  D-2 was exiting the Blaine St. off-ramp for S/B SR-215 in a 2001 Honda Accord.  D-1 ran the red light at a high rate of speed and collided with D-2.  D-1's vehicle momentarily caught on fire, however, the fire was extinguished by officers who were at the scene.

Prior to the collision, D-1 was attempting to evade officers in his vehicle.  Officers had attempted to stop D-1 in the area of East La Cadena and Spring Garden.  D-12 failed to yield to the officers and a pursuit ensued.  D-1 attempted to elude officers in and around the area of Marlborough St.,  Spring Garden St., and other small streets in the area.

During the pursuit a passenger in D-1's vehicle got out and ran into a residential area.  The pursuit appeared to end at the corner of Blaine St. and Iowa Ave. after D-1 stopped his vehicle in a parking lot.  However, as officers initiated a high risk traffic stop, D-1 drove out of the parking lot at a very high rate of speed on to W/B Blaine St.

At Blaine St. and the S/B SR-215 off-ramp, D-1 ran the red light and collided with D-2's vehicle.  Both drivers were treated at the scene by personnel of the Riverside Fire Department and AMR Ambulance.  Both were transported to the listed hospitals for further medical treatment.

D-1 faces several criminal charges including felony evading arrest and felony driving under the influence.  The collision is being investigated by the Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

The Chevy Monte Carlo driven by D-1 at the termination of the pursuit.
The Chevy Monte Carlo driven by D-1 at the termination of the pursuit.

Vehicle-2 after the collision.  D-2 was transported to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment.

Vehicle-2 after the collision.  D-2 was transported to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment.

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