Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 6, 2005
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (951)


Major Injury Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs Child



Riverside, Ca- On October 6, 2005, at 4:16pm, a 27-year-old male from Los Angeles was driving his 1983 Chevy Van west on Seventh Street when a 6-year-old boy ran southbound into the street striking the side of the moving vehicle.

A citizen witness called in the accident and the Riverside Fire and Police Departments were sent to the scene. The Paramedics transported the boy to the Loma Linda Medical Center for treatment, due to the severity of his injuries.

The young child, who lives several blocks away, was in front of 1971 Seventh Street when he ran into the roadway while chasing a dog. He struck the right front side of the van and was run over by the right rear tire after falling to the ground. He is listed as stable, but guarded, with a broken hip and abrasions.

The driver of the van was found to be unlicensed and uninsured. He was issued a citation at the scene and his Chevy van was impounded.

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.