Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 7, 2005
Contact Lieutenant Brian Baitx
Phone (951) 351-6050


Woman Injured by Train



Riverside, Ca- On Friday October 7th at about 2:45 am a northbound Union Pacific train struck and slightly injured a Riverside resident near Mission Inn Avenue and Vine Street.

Riverside Police and Fire units responded along with Union Pacific Police officers. Elena Herrera, 40 years old, was seen sitting on the railroad tracks just north of Mission Inn Avenue and east of Vine Street. The northbound train was traveling about 40 miles per hour and Ms. Herrera attempted to move off of the tracks as the train approached. She did not move far enough away from the train and was struck by the front of the train.

She suffered contusions to several parts of her body and was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The tracks at Third Street east of Vine were blocked for about an hour while the incident was investigated.