Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date October 16, 2004
Contact Sergeant Cliff Mason
Phone (951) 826-5464
Fax (951) 351-6038


Fatal Traffic Collision

Location: Van Buren Blvd. South of Jurupa Ave.
Time: 7:49 PM

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 7:49 PM, the Riverside Police Department responded to a major injury collision at the above location. Upon arrival, officers found that a single vehicle had collided with a pedestrian in the roadway. Riverside Fire and AMR were on scene and provided medical attention to the pedestrian, however, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the individual is being withheld pending family notification.

The preliminary investigation revealed two pedestrians crossed the North and Southbound lanes of Van Buren at Jurupa, against a red light and without using a crosswalk. The vehicle, a 1991 Honda Accord, was traveling S/B on Van Buren in the #1 lane when the pedestrians entered the southbound lanes from the center median. The driver applied their brakes and attempted to swerve, but struck the pedestrian in the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

The Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the collision.