Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date August 1, 2004
Contact Lieutenant Darryl Hurt
Phone (909) 320-8005
Fax (909) 320-8043


Major Injury Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca-  Riverside Police Officers responded to the Lincoln Ave. / Jackson St. intersection regarding a major injury traffic collision. That occurred at 11:33 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st.

Officers’ preliminary investigation indicates Riverside resident Timothy Le Blond, 23 yrs., was northbound on Jackson St. when his vehicle was broadside by a vehicle being driven by Nuevo resident Brandon Tasker, 19 yrs., which had been traveling eastbound on Lincoln Ave. The force of the impact caused both vehicles to travel out of control up onto the northeast sidewalk shearing off a fire hydrant and toppling a traffic signal. The collision occurred within a traffic signal controlled intersection and there were no independent witnesses to provide information on which vehicle failed to stop for the red light.

LeBlond sustained life threatening head injuries and was transported to Riverside Community Hospital; Tasker was not injured in the collision. Both vehicles had one passenger injured and they were transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Riverside Police Department’s, Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Police asked any possible witness to the collision contact Det. Reeves at 826-5235.