Riverside Fire Department

Van Buren Incident

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Incident Name: Van Buren Incident

Date Reported: 02/21/2020

Time Reported: 0235 Hours

Incident Location: Van Buren X Victoria

Ward #: Ward 6 Perry

Type of Incident: Traffic Collision

Incident Number: RIV #20-005632

Control Time: 02/21/2020 at 0245 Hours

Fatalities: 1




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    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 1

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 9

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    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    Utilities: 1

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a traffic collision with injuries. Upon arrival we found one vehicle on its roof, in the mud, with major damages. It was lying on a sheered fire hydrant with copious amounts of water blowing through all four windows. We were unable to ascertain if anyone was in the vehicle due to the water flow. We initiated the Jaws of Life to access the driver compartment to the vehicle and shut the water off to the sheered hydrant. Once the water was off and access was made we were able to extricate the driver of the car. The adult male, who appeared to be the driver, succumbed to his injuries. The vehicle and surrounding area was checked for any other victims and none were found. The coroner was notified and the scene was turned over to RPD. 

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  • Incident Commander: Tony Perna

    Prepared By: Tony Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 02/21/2020 0400

    Information Center: 951.826.5321