Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Thursday, February 9, 2006
Contact Detective Joe Avila
Phone (951) 826-5577


Investigators seek hit-and-run information



Riverside, Ca- Riverside Police Traffic investigators are seeking the publicís help in solving a vehicle vs. pedestrian hit-and-run collision on Tuesday evening, January 31, 2006.

A Sacramento woman, 53, was walking with three friends westbound on Mission Inn Avenue just before 9 p.m. on January 31. The women started to cross Lemon Street, with the light and inside the crosswalk, when a fast-moving eastbound vehicle made a left-hand northbound turn onto Lemon. The vehicle, described as a red Ford Bronco, struck the woman and fled the scene.

The woman was transported to Riverside Community Hospital with several injuries.  She has since been released and returned home.

Anyone who may have information regarding this pedestrian collision is urged to call Detective Joe Avila in the Traffic Investigation Division at (951) 826-5577.


*The vehicle pictured above is for illustrative purposes only.  The actual suspect vehicle may be configured differently or be a different year model.