Police Department SERGIO G. DIAZ
Chief of Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2017
Contact: Sergeant Erich Feimer
Traffic Bureau Sergeant 951-351-6085
MAJOR INJURY TRAFFIC COLLISION
RIVERSIDE, CA - On Saturday, June 3, 2017, at approximately 09:12 PM, Riverside Police and Fire responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision at the intersection of Rutland Ave. and Farrier Ave. Initial reports show a 1997 Gray Nissan Pathfinder was being driven northbound on Rutland Ave. by a 39 year old resident of Riverside. As the Nissan was passing Farrier Ave., the pedestrian, a 5 year old resident of Riverside, entered the roadway going from the northwest corner of the intersection towards Rutland Park.
The juvenile was struck by the vehicle and suffered critical injuries. The juvenile was transported to Loma Linda Hospital.
Officers from the Riverside Police Department M.A.I.T. were called to the scene and documented the scene. The pedestrian was later expected to survive but sustained severe brain trauma.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective Z. Fishell at (951) 826-8723 #P17-99-553#
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