Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Thursday, February 2, 2006
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (951) 826-5576


Traffic Collision Septic Truck



Riverside, Ca- Today, February 2, 2006, at approximately 8:00 AM, a septic tank pump truck overturned while traveling N/B on Canyon Crest Drive from Country Club Drive. The driver of the vehicle stated the brakes failed while traveling down the grade.

The vehicle, a 1991 International three-ton pumper truck, overturned spilling approximately 1000 gallons of its contents. A City light pole was also damaged in the crash. Members of several agencies from the City of Riverside and the County of Riverside responded to the incident. Members of the Riverside Fire Department treated the driver and passenger for minor injuries at the scene.

The Riverside Police Department Traffic Bureau is investigating the collision portion of the investigation. The driver of the vehicle, Keely Sanchez, 47, of Rubidoux, was issued a traffic citation for administrative violation sections of the California Vehicle Code. The investigation regarding the truck content spill and subsequent hazardous materials issues is being conducted by both city and county agencies.