Riverside Fire Department

14th Street Incident

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Incident Name: 14th Street Incident

Date Reported: 02/29/2019

Time Reported: 0107 Hours

Incident Location: 4300 Block of Langston, Riverside, CA 92501

Ward #: Ward 2 Melendrez

Type of Incident: Traffic Collision

Incident Number: RIV #20-006518

Control Time: 02/29/2020 at 0230 Hours




Minor: 1

Non Injury: 2

Displaced Persons: 4

Loss: $200,000



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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 2


    Ambulance(s): 3

    Firefighter(s): 14

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    On Saturday February 29th, 2020 at 1:07 a.m., the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to the 4300 block of Langston X 14th Street for reports of a crashed vehicle in a backyard.  Firefighters arrived to find the Riverside Police Department on scene prior to our arrival a vehicle had left the roadway off of 14th Street, went through a RPU utility pole, through two front-yards and into the rear bedroom of a residential house on Langston Place.  An occupant of the bedroom was in bed sleeping and was pinned between the vehicle and wall of the house. 

    The Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to the scene to assist with a possible shoring of the structure for stability and assist with extrication of the occupant that was pinned from the house.  Firefighters on scene were able to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the trapped occupant.  The occupant was transported by AMR to a local trauma center hospital in minor condition.  The vehicle had two occupants, both were self-extricated prior to our arrival.  The two occupants were assessed on scene by paramedics and released to the Riverside Police Department.

    The residential house was determined to be un-inhabitable due to the amount of destruction to the house.  There were 4 displaced adults from the house and they refused Red Cross services and were to seek shelter with relatives.  Building and Safety along with Code Enforcement will follow up with residential house.  RPU came to the scene to mitigate the electrical downed power lines. 

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  • AMR
  • Riverside Public Utilities
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  • Incident Commander: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 02/29/2020 0630 hours

    Information Center: 951.826.5321