Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date September 17, 2003
Contact Sgt. Duane Beckman
Phone (909) 826-5577
Fax (909) 826-2594


On-Duty Police Vehicle Injury Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On September 17, 2003, at 2149 hours, an on-duty Riverside Police officer in a marked unit was traveling north on Main Street through a green light at the intersection of First Street. A female pedestrian was walking with a friend east across First Street against a red light and stepped into the path of the police unit.  She sustained injury after being sideswiped by the police cruiser.  No one else was injured in the collision.

The woman, an 18-year old Riverside resident, was treated at the scene by medical personnel from the Riverside Fire Department and transported to Riverside Community Hospital (RCH). At the hospital the she was treated by the emergency room medical staff and later released.

Members of the Departmentís Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to further investigate the collision.