Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date December 11, 2005
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (951) 826-5237


Fatal Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs Vehicle



Riverside, Ca- On December 11, 2005, at 1:59am, 23 year-old Bonafacion Juarez was driving north on Streeter Avenue approaching Central Avenue in his 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo. A 25-30 year old male and his 25 year old passenger were driving East on Central approaching Streeter in a 1992 Honda Civic. According to a witness statement, the Honda Civic ran the red light at Streeter and was struck broadside on the passenger door by the Monte Carlo.

Both vehicles traveled north across Central onto the curb area where the Monte Carlo stopped after running into the chain link fence on the corner. The Honda Civic struck the curb just east of the corner and rolled over trapping both occupants.

Riverside Fire and Police were called to the scene by neighbors who heard the collision and Riverside Fire was able to free the occupants of the Honda Civic. The male driver sustained unknown head trauma and was taken to Riverside Community Hospital and was found to be in a comatose state. Charges of Felony Driving Under the influence are pending against him.

The 25 year old passenger in the Honda Civic was pronounced deceased at the scene. He sustained major head and body trauma. Neither occupant of the Honda Civic had valid identification and their identity is under investigation.

The driver of the Monte Carlo was not injured in the collision. He was later released from the scene.

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 Officer Greg Matthews at (951) 826-5235.