Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 23, 2005
  Contact Detective Joe Avila
Phone (951) 826-5577


Fatal Traffic Collision – Single Vehicle Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On April 23, 2005, at 12:23am, a 30-year-old female driving a 2005 Nissan 350 Z was traveling east on Central Avenue at a high rate of speed when she lost control west of Freemont. The vehicle went into a skid and then over the curb at Shannon where it struck a light standard and the airport fencing coming to rest on the south dirt shoulder area.

The vehicle contained the 30-year-old female driver, her 11-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. All occupants were transported to Riverside Community Hospital. The driver, a Riverside resident, was admitted and listed in stable condition with contusions and trauma injuries. The 14-year-old boy sustained a broken collarbone and punctured lung and was listed as stable. The 11-year-old girl sustained major trauma and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Prior to this collision the same vehicle was involved in a minor damage hit and run accident at Van Buren and Clay. The California Highway Patrol is investigating that collision.

Members of the Riverside Police Department’s (M.A.I.T.) Major Accident Investigation Team responded and the collision is under investigation. Anyone with further information can contact Detective Joe Avila at (951) 826-5577.