Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 1, 2004
Contact Sergeant Rick Tedesco
Phone (951) 715-3515
Fax (951) 715-3502


Major Injury Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On 10/31/04, at 2135 hours, a Riverside police officer came upon a major injury accident that had just occurred on Riverwalk Drive east of Sierra Vista Avenue. Ramon Rios, an 18-year-old Riverside resident, was driving a 1995 Honda Civic eastbound on Riverwalk. The vehicle entered a curve in the roadway at a high rate of speed, went out of control, and struck a street light pole. There were three passengers in the vehicle and one of the passengers was ejected. Two of the passengers were transported to Riverside Community Hospital with major injuries. The driver and the other passenger were transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. The preliminary investigation at the scene indicates that alcohol may have been a factor in this collision.

The Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the accident.