Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Pedestrian fatality collision

Riverside, Ca- Riverside Police Department Traffic Investigators responded to the scene of a pedestrian-vehicle collision at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in the 9300-block of Wood Road, in front of Martin Luther King High School. The victim, a 15-year-old Riverside female and MLK student, subsequently died of her injuries.

According to witnesses, the girl and a male companion dashed across Wood Road. The boy crossed the street completely but the girl made a stop midway where a northbound vehicle, preparing to make a left-hand turn into the school, obscured her. When the girl continued, witnesses said, she dashed directly in the path of a northbound Ford F-350 truck, which was hauling a loaded horse trailer at the time. The adult female driver, from Riverside, was unable to stop.

The collision was witnessed by a small number of school parents and students.

The victim was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at approximately 3:30 p.m. Charges are not anticipated.