Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date June 10, 2003
Contact Sgt. Duane Beckman
Phone (909) 351-6050


Major Injury/Fatal Traffic Collision - Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

Riverside, Ca-  On June 10, 2003, at 1554 hours, officers of the Riverside Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a small child in the parking lot of 3450 Dwight Ave. According to witnesses, the 15-month-old boy had wandered away from his family and followed his aunt into the north driveway area where she was moving a 1996 Mercury Mystique. The child was struck by the left rear of the vehicle.

The boy received major injuries and was transported to Riverside Community Hospital for emergency treatment. The condition of the child was listed as “critical” by emergency room staff.

The driver of the Mercury, a 25-year-old female relative of the victim, was taken to the Riverside police department for follow up investigation and released.

Members of the Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded.