Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (951) 826-5576


Single vehicle traffic fatality

Riverside, Ca- Today at approximately 9:00 AM, a single vehicle was traveling east on Sunshine St. approaching Lodgepole St. The vehicle, a white 2000 Mercedes Benz sedan, left the roadway and collided with a granite light standard. The 73-year-old female driver and only occupant was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest by responding emergency medical personnel.

The driver was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center and attended to by the hospital emergency room medical staff. The driver was pronounced dead at approximately 10:30 AM by RCRMC medical staff.

The driver's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The collision in being investigated by the Riverside Police Department Traffic Bureau Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).