For Immediate Release

Date April 1, 2004
Contact Sergeant Duane Beckman
Phone (909) 351-6050


Major Injury Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On April 1, 2004, at 3:43pm, officers of the Riverside Police Department responded to a call from a citizen of a vehicle that struck a juvenile bicyclist at Newburgh and Jennings. According to witnesses, the 12-year-old male rode his BMX bicycle down the hill of Newburgh and through the stop sign at Jennings, failing to stop. A 33 year old woman was driving the speed limit and unable to stop in time to avoid striking the child.

The male juvenile was transported to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center for treatment and listed in stable condition with fractured legs and pelvis along with several abrasions.

Members of the Riverside Police Departmentís Traffic Division investigated the collision and found that the minor was not wearing a helmet, in addition to failing to stop for the stop sign.