Driver Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident after Suffering from Medical Emergency
RIVERSIDE, CA (April 1, 2019) – A driver died and three others injured after a two-vehicle traffic crash in Riverside on Saturday, March 30.
The driver of a pickup truck suffered a medical emergency. Soon after, it sped through a red light moments before colliding into another vehicle. The impact of the accident killed him and left three others injured, authorities said.
Police and fire crews responded to the accident around 8:48 p.m. at Van Buren Boulevard and Arlington Avenue. They found both vehicles with major damage, the Riverside Fire Department said in a statement. In addition, a pickup sheared off a fire hydrant and then came to a stop on a telephone pole.
A man in his 50s driving the white Dodge pickup died at the scene. Authorities rushed the 55-year-old female passenger of that vehicle to a hospital.
Paramedics transported the occupants of the Focus was to hospitals in critical condition. Authorities described them as a 50-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl.
As crews worked through the accident, a vehicle nearby struck a pedestrian in her 50s. She was on the other side of the intersection on Arlington. Emergency responders transported the pedestrian to a hospital with minor injuries, the Fire Department said.
Officers shut down the intersection for several hours due to the incident. They reopened the road Sunday morning.
Police are still investigating both incidents.
We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.
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