Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 4, 2004
Contact Sergeant Eric Charrette
Phone (951) 351-6241
Fax (951) 351-6043


Fatal Traffic Collision

Riverside, Ca-  On Thursday November 4, at about 7:55 PM, Riverside Police officers responded to the area of Alessandro Boulevard and Glenhaven Avenue to investigate reports of an injury traffic collision. Upon arrival officers located a 1999 Chevy Cavalier at its point of rest on the east sidewalk of Alessandro Boulevard.

The preliminary investigation revealed the Chevy was traveling northbound on Alessandro Boulevard when it suddenly veered to the right and struck the east curb. The vehicle traveled a short distance along the sidewalk and ultimately collided with a concrete light standard. The light standard was sheered off at the base and collapsed on top of the car.

The driver, Hans Lemky, 28 years old from Riverside, remained trapped in the vehicle due to the position of the light standard. Riverside Fire Department personnel responded and attempted to extricate the male driver, who was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene due to his sustained injuries.

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

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