Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 8, 2005
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (951) 826-5237
Fax (951) 826-5616


Fatal Injury Traffic Collision



Riverside, Ca- On July 8, 2005, at 1:15am an 18-year-old male driving a 1993 Toyota Tercel was traveling west on University Avenue while a 48-year-old male was jogging northbound across University Avenue at Douglas. The vehicle swerved to the south prior to reaching the intersection, but was not able to avoid collision with the pedestrian.

The driver of the Toyota was not injured. His 17-year-old passenger sustained facial cuts and was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where he was treated by Emergency room staff and later released.

The pedestrian suffered major traumatic injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

All of the involved parties were Riverside residents. Members of the Riverside Police Departmentís (M.A.I.T.) Major Accident Investigation Team responded and the cause of the collision is under investigation. Anyone with further information can contact Traffic Investigations at 787-7911.