News headline from the Riverside Police Department:
Shortly before 1:00 p.m. on May 30th, Riverside police officers responded to the area of Sycamore Canyon Boulevard and El Cerrito Drive after reports of a vehicle collision involving pedestrians.
Upon arrival, the officers discovered the afternoon collision was caused by a Nissan 300Z and the driver was believed to be under the influence.
The Nissan was eastbound on El Cerrito Drive and made a right turn onto southbound Sycamore Canyon Boulevard. The Nissan slid out and into the oncoming northbound lane of Sycamore Canyon Boulevard. The driver over-corrected and subsequently sideswiped a small Ford SUV that was southbound on Sycamore Canyon Blvd. The collision diverted the path of the Ford to the right and toward the west curb line of Sycamore Canyon Blvd. The Nissan continued next to the Ford, pushing it further to the right.
Both vehicles subsequently hit the curb, went up onto the sidewalk and struck a 28-year-old mother pushing her 10-month-old son in a stroller. The mother had been walking in a dirt field, approximately 25’ feet west of the sidewalk.
Members of the Riverside Fire Department and American Medical Response paramedics tended to the victims at the scene, who were both transported to local hospitals. Both the mother and her son remain hospitalized, with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 20-year-old male driver of the Nissan was arrested for felony DUI and other related charges. His name was not released.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Ken Madsen at 951-826-8723.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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