Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, Jul 5, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Serious crash closes eastbound Alessandro Blvd.

Riverside, Ca- A serious motor vehicle crash has closed eastbound Alessandro Boulevard between the busy Chicago Avenue intersection and Trafalgar Avenue. Riverside Police Major Accident Investigation Team officers will have the area closed for investigation until at least 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 5.

Riverside Police dispatchers received the report of the two-vehicle collision at 1:14 p.m., Wednesday. Preliminary investigation indicates that the male driver of a mid-1990s Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on Alessandro when he struck the center median before crossing into oncoming traffic. The Camry struck a mid-1990s Toyota Paseo with four occupants. The male driver of the Paseo, a front-seat female adult passenger, and an adult female and an improperly-restrained small child in the backseat, all received injuries of various degrees of seriousness. The right front seat female passenger is in very serious condition. The driver of the Camry received no serious injury. The five victims were transported to Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside County Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. No further information is available at this time.

Motorists are advised to avoid the Alessandro-Chicago Ave. area while the investigation into this collision continues.