Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date December 28, 2004
Contact Sergeant Eric Charrette
Phone (951) 351-6241
Fax (951) 351-6043


Fatal Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On Tuesday December 28, at about 11:50 AM, Riverside Police officers responded to the area of Market Street and Sixth Street to investigate reports of an injury traffic collision. Upon arrival officers located a Riverside Transit Agency shuttle bus and two pedestrians in the intersection.

The preliminary investigation revealed the shuttle bus was traveling northbound on Market Street and struck the male and female pedestrians, walking eastbound across Market Street in the crosswalk.

The pedestrians sustained serious injuries and were treated on scene by Riverside Fire Department and AMR ambulance personnel. Both were transported to Riverside Community Hospital and admitted for further examination.

The female pedestrian, Mary Jo Potter, 48 years old from Riverside, was diagnosed with several broken bones and remained at Riverside Community Hospital. The male, who’s identity is being withheld pending further investigation, underwent emergency surgery but was ultimately pronounced deceased due to his sustained injuries.

The driver of the shuttle bus, an employee of MV Transportation, was not injured as a result of the traffic collision. His identity is also being withheld pending further investigation.

Members of the Riverside Police Department Traffic Bureau responded and are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact Detective Dwayne May at 909-826-5179.