Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date March 18, 2003
Contact Sergeant Rick Tedesco
Phone (909) 351-6244
Fax (909) 351-6038


Major Injury Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On 03/17/03, at 2137 hours, officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision at Tyler Street and Gramercy Avenue. Cesar Lopez, a 21-year-old Fontana resident, was driving a 1996 Oldsmobile southbound on Tyler. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole, ejecting the driver. Lopez suffered major head injuries and was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The cause of the accident is pending an investigation by the Major Accident Investigation Team.