Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date January 16, 2001
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (909) 826-5576
Fax (909) 826-5616


Fatal Traffic Collision

Location: Clifford St. N/of Rochester St.
Date: 02-16-01
Time: 5:35 PM

Driver-1 Teri Anne Flatt (20)
Residence: Riverside, Ca.

Passenger in V-1 Tiffany Princess Bruce (4)
Residence: Riverside, Ca.
Injuries: Trauma to the head. Pronounced deceased @ Parkview Community Hospital.

Narrative: At approximately 5:35 PM today a 1999 Chevy Venture van driven by Ms. Flatt was N/B Clifford approaching Rochester. The child was a passenger in the rear portion of the van. Ms. Flatt made a U Turn to stop a friends home. On completing the turn she noticed the sliding door to the van had opened. At the same time she heard a noise and found the child had fallen from the van.

Ms. Flatt picked up the child from the ground and ran to a nearby home. Both she and the child were transported by private vehicle to Parkview Community Hospital. At the hospital the child was treated by the emergency room staff. The child was pronounced deceased by the medical staff.

The collision and follow up investigation is being conducted by the Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).