Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 25, 2005
  Contact Detective Joe Avila
Phone (951) 826-5237


Major Injury Traffic Collision –Vehicle vs. Bicycle

Riverside, Ca-  On April 25, 2005, at 4:47 pm, a 43-year-old male riding a mountain bike was traversing northeast across California just east of Harrison Avenue. The bicyclist cut between westbound vehicles turning left onto Harrison and was hit by a 16-year-old female driving a 2000 Toyota mini van west on California Avenue.

The bicyclist, Harold Barnes, was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he was treated by the emergency room staff and then admitted. He was listed in critical condition with head trauma and a broken femur. The 16-year-old female driver was uninjured in the collision.

Members of the Riverside Police Department’s Traffic Division responded and the collision is being investigation. Anyone who may information regarding this collision is asked to contact Detective Ron Whitt at (951) 787-7911.