Riverside Fire Department

Pachappa Incident

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Incident Name: Pachappa Incident

Date Reported: 7/23/2022

Time Reported: 0218

Incident Location: Jurupa Ave X Pachappa St, Riverside, CA 92501

Ward #: Ward 3 Fierro

Type of Incident: Technical Rescue

Incident Number: RIV #22-024818

Control Time: 7/23/2022 at 0300 Hours


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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 2


    Ambulance(s): 2

    Firefighter(s): 10

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    On Saturday July 23, 2022, at 0218 Hours, the City of Riverside Fire Department responded to Jurupa Ave X Pachappa for a vehicle that had left the roadway of Jurupa Ave and went over the side into the Pachappa Cut of the Union Pacific Railroad.  Firefighters arrived to discover a solo vehicle with two adult male patients.   A Technical Rescue was conducted to extricate the patients.  One Adult Male was in critical condition and the other Adult Male was in minor conditions.  Both patients were transported to a local area hospital.  Both patients were self-extricated from the vehicle prior to our arrival. 

    The Union Pacific Railroad was shut down for the incident.  The incident was transitioned to the Riverside Police Department for investigation.

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  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst

    Date / Time Posted: 7/23/2022 0615

    Information Center: 951.237.6310