Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 13, 2004
Contact Sergeant Eric Charrette
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051


Fatal Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On Tuesday July 13, at about 1:46 PM, Riverside Police Officers responded to Palm Avenue and Maplewood Place to investigate reports of an injury traffic collision. Upon arrival officers discovered a 12 year-old female bicyclist had been struck by a full size 1978 Chevy pickup truck.

The bicyclist was traveling westbound on Maplewood Place when she failed to stop for the posted stop sign at intersection with Palm Avenue. As the bicyclist crossed the opposing lanes of Palm Avenue, she was struck by the Chevy pickup, traveling northbound on Palm Avenue.

Members of the Riverside Fire Department and AMR paramedics responded and attempted to stabilize the juvenile. She was transported to Riverside Community Hospital and later pronounced deceased due to her injuries.

The driver of the Chevy pickup, Fredrick Behrends, 50 years old from Riverside, was not injured and was interviewed at the scene of the collision.

The Riverside Police Departmentís Major Accident Investigation Team responded and is further investigating the incident.

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