Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 24, 2002
Contact Sergeant Melissa Bartholomew 
Phone (909) 351-6099
Fax (909) 351-6038


Major Injury Collision

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 08:17 a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Central Ave. and Van Buren Blvd. The first vehicle, a white Buick LeSabre was making a left turn from Central Ave. onto Van Buren Blvd. When the second vehicle, a red Honda Accord, who was traveling n/b on Van Buren Blvd., apparently ran the red light and struck the side of the Buick.

The passenger in the Honda was partially ejected through the windshield and sustained major injuries. The Riverside Fire Department had to use the “jaws of life” to remove the driver of the Buick from the car. Members of the Riverside Fire Department treated all three at the scene. All were transported to Riverside Community Hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment.

The Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed this accident is asked to call the Riverside Police Department Traffic Division at (909) 826-5576.