Riverside Fire Department

Freeway Incident

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Incident Name: Freeway Incident

Date Reported: 07/27/2022

Time Reported: 0044 Hours

Incident Location: Eastbound 91 Freeway Monroe

Ward #: Ward 5 Plascencia

Type of Incident: Fatal Traffic Accident with Fire

Incident Number: RIV #22-25270

Control Time: 07/27/2022 at 0233 Hours

Fatalities: 1

Critical: 2


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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 5

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 4

    Firefighter(s): 23

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of a traffic accident on the eastbound 91 freeway between Van Buren and Adams.  The first engine on scene reported multiple vehicles with major damage and multiple patients.  Additionally, one of the vehicles had caught fire and had spread to the ivy covering the sound wall.  Simultaneously, a structure fire response was dispatched to the 8700 Block of Indiana for brush on fire behind an apartment building.  The fire was related to the traffic accident with fire on the freeway.  Crews worked together to triage and treat all accident victims while mitigating the fire spread.  There were a total of 5 patients; two critical, two minor, and one deceased.  The critical patients were transported to RCH.  No structures were damaged and no residents were displaced.  Resources were committed for approximatley 2 hours to overhaul the brush/ivy fire.  There were no firefighter injuries reported.  CHP is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.  

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  • AMR
  • CHP

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Pat Hopkins

    Date / Time Posted: 07/27/2022 0315

    Information Center: 951.826.5321