Riverside Police Department
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

Date February 8, 2001
Contact Sergeant Don Taulli
Phone (909) 826-5576
Fax (909) 826-5616

 

Injury Traffic Collision

Location Main St. & Stansell Dr.
Date 02-08-01
Time 5:55 AM

Driver-1 Patricia Ruiz
Residence: Moreno Valley, Ca.
Injuries: Complaint of pain to neck and back and unk. internal injuries. Satisfactory condition @ Riverside Community Hospital.

Driver-2: Vincent Sealey
Residence: Rialto, Ca.
Injuries: Complaint of pain to neck and back and unk. internal injuries. Satisfactory condition @ Riverside Community Hospital.

Narrative: At approximately 5:55 AM today a traffic collision occurred on Main St @ Stansell Dr.  Ms. Ruiz was N/B Main in the #1 lane of travel in a 1998 Jeep. Ms. Ruiz struck an open manhole which caused her vehicle to cross into the S/B lanes of Main St.

A 2000 Ford Aerostar Mini Van driven, by Mr. Sealey, was S/B Main St. approaching Stansell Dr. in the #2 lane of travel. Mr. Sealey was unable to avoid the vehicle driven by Ms. Ruiz and they collided.

The victims were treated at the scene by members of the Riverside Fire Department. Both were transported to Riverside Community Hospital via ambulance where they were treated by the emergency room medical staff.

The collision and follow up investigation is being conducted by the Riverside Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).