Car Crashes into Trees in Riverside, Leaving 2 People Critically Injured
RIVERSIDE, CA (May 21, 2019) – A car crash on Magnolia Avenue left two people with critical injuries Sunday morning. The crash happened in the 7000 block of Magnolia Avenue near Washington Street. The area is south of Arlington Avenue.
The City of Riverside Police and Fire Departments, and other emergency personnel, received reports of the collision. They were dispatched to the scene of the crash at around 1:30 a.m.
The car involved in the accident was a Nissan 350Z. An investigation determined that the car failed to negotiate a curve while westbound on Magnolia Avenue. Subsequently, the car crashed into two trees. Witnesses said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash.
The incident left both occupants trapped inside the mangled vehicle. Firefighters extricated them from the vehicle before rushing them to area hospitals. Both occupants sustained serious injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was a 25-year-old Riverside resident. Officials said the driver was expected to die from injuries, while the passenger was expected to survive.
Members of the Riverside PD’s Major Accident Investigation Team assumed the crash investigation. The police ask anyone with information regarding the collision to call Riverside PD Traffic Detective Matthews at (951) 826-8724.
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