Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 10, 2005
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (951) 826-5237
Fax (951) 351-6038


Major Injury Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca- On April 10, 2005, at 10:55pm, a 25-year-old male driving a 1987 Mercedes was traveling east on Arlington Avenue when a 1991 Mercury driven by a 60 year old female pulled out north across Arlington from the shopping center at 6100 Arlington. The driver of the Mercedes was unable to stop in time to avoid colliding with the other vehicle and overturning. The Mercedes continued east across Arlington on itís side until it struck the curb just west of Adams where it rolled before striking a pole and coming to rest on the north embankment. The mercury was spun eastward and came to rest in the eastbound lanes.

The Mercedes contained the 25-year-old male driver, his 27-year-old female companion and her 3-year-old daughter. The male was taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center along with the little girl. He was listed in stable condition with contusions and trauma injuries. The child, who was securely fastened in the rear seat in her child safety seat, was released to family members after being treated for scratches and abrasions. The 27-year-old female sustained major injury and was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where she went into surgery and was listed in critical condition with broken bones and blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the Mercury, a Riverside resident, was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where she was treated for a possible broken arm and broken collarbone. She was listed in stable condition.

Members of the Riverside Police Departmentís Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded and the collision is under investigation. Anyone with further information may contact Sergeant Duane Beckman at (951) 826-5237.