Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 24, 2001
Contact Sgt. J. Brading
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051


Injury Collision

Riverside, Ca- A city of Riverside fire engine was responding to an emergency call from Fire Station Three on Riverside Avenue when it collided with a 1982 Chrysler near the intersection at Bonita Avenue.  The driver and passenger in the Chrysler received moderate injuries and were transported by ambulance to the Riverside Community Hospital for treatment.  The fire personnel were not injured.

The Chrysler received moderate damage and the fire engine received minor damage to the front bumper.  The fire personnel immediately assisted the injured persons in the Chrysler.  Another fire engine from another station was dispatched to the original emergency call. 

Several members of the Riverside Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the scene to investigate the collision.  The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Time 1518 Hours
Location Riverside Avenue at Bonita Avenue
Injured Driver Neka McDonald WFA 82  Riverside Resident
Injuries:  Sore neck and head.
Injured Passenger John McDonald WMA 85 Riverside Resident
Injuries:  Forehead laceration